Chemically altered soil could be used to build homes in developing nations

University of Bath researchers are looking at the geopolymerisation of natural soils to meet future building needs.

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Anti-depressants and bladder drugs linked to increased risk of dementia

A study found that long-term use of certain anticholinergic drugs was associated with future incidence of the neurological disorder.

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Former police officer suspected of being serial killer is charged with murder

A former US police officer suspected of being a serial killer tied to dozens of killings and sexual assaults in the 1970s and 1980s has been charged with murder, ...

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George H W Bush feeling alert and out of intensive care

Former President George H W Bush is out of intensive care after being admitted to hospital a day after his wife's funeral.

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Jury in Bill Cosby case begins considering ‘sex assault’ charges

The panel wanted guidance from the judge on what the definition of consent is.

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Man fined for posting video of his dog making Nazi salute raises £100,000 to appeal his conviction

A British man fined £800 for filming a pet dog giving Nazi salutes and posting the footage online has raised more than £100,000 to fund an appeal against ...

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Finland continuing with basic income experiment

Finland has said the Nordic country's trailblazing basic income experiment is going ahead as planned.

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BBC footage of Cliff Richard raid was intrusive, says ex-police chief

The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police thought BBC footage of the force's raid on Cliff Richard's home was "intrusive" when he watched it while on ...

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Macron proposal for new Iran deal welcomed

Emmanuel Macron's proposal for a new deal with Iran received a warm welcome from the UK, which said it was ready to work with allies to deal with issues like Tehran's ...

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Emmanuel Macron hails freedom 'rendez-vous' in US Congress speech

France's President Emmanuel Macron drew on the shared history and "special bond" with the US as he opened a joint meeting of Congress.

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Two Scots arrested as cyber attack for hire website is shut down

A website blamed for more than four million cyber attacks across the world has been shut down.

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Watchdog inspectors pay second visit to 'chemical attack' site

The global chemical weapons watchdog's inspectors have paid a second visit to the scene of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

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Human thigh bone make excellent daggers – research

The carved femurs were seen as the weapon of social prestige.

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Graduate 'gunned down in revenge attack for helping convict rape gang'

The mother of a personal trainer shot dead outside his home believes he was killed as revenge after helping convict a gang of rapists.

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North and South Korea bring different unity visions to summit table

The desire for unity is common for North and South Koreans although the visions to achieve it differ ahead of this week's summit.

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Bill Cosby at court as jurors begin their deliberations

The 80-year-old comedian denies the sexual assault claims.

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While world watches Rohingya crisis, Burma Christian minority faces 'cleansing'

Burma's campaign against Rohingya Muslims has taken the spotlight off a protracted offensive against another minority, this time one that is predominantly Christian. ...

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Zoo in Singapore puts down first polar bear born in the tropics

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been put to sleep by Singapore Zoo, officials said.

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Truck drivers park under bridge for four hours to help man contemplating taking his own life

Truck drivers in Detroit in the US are being hailed as heroes after they assisted Michigan State Police to help a man who was contemplating taking his own life.

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Latest: Danish submarine inventor says he will appeal life sentence for murder of journalist Kim Wall

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall.

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Antiques dealer changes plea to admit murdering 7-year-old daughter

A wealthy antiques dealer has admitted the murder of his seven-year-old daughter, dramatically changing his plea on the third day of his trial.

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Video: Where to see penguins in the wild on World Penguin Day

Sarah Marshall reveals you can find the world’s 17 species in these different locations.

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14 strange facts about your DNA

Around 5-8% of your DNA comes from viruses.

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Russia to bring Syrians in 'staged' chemical attack videos to watchdog meeting

Russian diplomats will bring a group of Syrians to the international chemical weapons watchdog who the Russians claim were filmed in "staged videos" of an alleged ...

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Russia will give Syria new missile defence systems soon, general says

Russia has said it will supply the Syrian government with a sophisticated air defence system.

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Judges consider parents' plea to take Alfie Evans to Rome for treatment

The second most senior family court judge in England and Wales is preparing to analyse the latest stage of the Alfie Evans life-support treatment dispute.

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Spanish police find record cocaine haul in shipment of bananas

Spanish police have found nearly nine tons of cocaine concealed in a banana shipment from Colombia.

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David Davis: UK will avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland 'at all costs'

British Brexit Secretary David Davis has said that the UK will "avoid a hard border at all costs".

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Saudi air strike on Yemeni wedding a 'violation of international humanitarian law': MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has described the latest attack on civilians in Yemen as a "serious violation of international ...

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Protests as talks on Armenia's political future called off

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Armenian capital after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off.

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World Penguin Day: What you need to know about Antarctica’s Adélie super colony – and why it matters

G Adventures naturalist Kevin Morgan explains why the recent discovery on Danger Islands is such a significant find.

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Woman had urged FBI to hold on to 'erratic' Waffle House shooting suspect

The co-owner of a crane company where the suspect in a shooting at a US restaurant once worked said she urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was ...

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Danish court to deliver verdict in Kim Wall murder case

A court in Denmark will deliver a verdict today in the case of a submarine inventor accused of rape and murder.

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Trump and Macron make a show as best friends but tussle over Iran

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship on Tuesday, ...

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Online post suggests Toronto van attack suspect may have resented women

The suspect in the deadly attack in Toronto posted a Facebook message just minutes before a van ploughed into a crowded city pavement, authorities said, raising ...

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Running brings happiness, study finds

A survey of 8,000 runners found they enjoyed a sense of satisfaction and achievement.

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Merseyside Police investigating 'serious assault' ahead of Liverpool-Roma clash

Police are investigating "a serious assault" following reports a Liverpool fan was attacked ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma at Anfield. ...

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Alfie Evans allowed to return home, but may not travel to Rome for treatment

A judge has ruled that terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, but will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment.

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Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear programme, Trump warns

President Donald Trump has declared that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear programme, they will have bigger problems than they have ever had before".

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Twitter updates privacy policy ahead of new data law rollout

Twitter has announced it is updating its privacy policy to show users what data it collects on them and how it is being used.

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Company spokesman: Cambridge Analytica is no Bond villain

Cambridge Analytica has admitted making mistakes over the Facebook data misuse scandal, but refused to be drawn into the detail of what they were.

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Update: Iran Foreign Minister issues warning over nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister has warned the Trump administration that pulling out from a nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges ...

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George HW Bush responding and recovering, spokesman says

Former President George HW Bush is "responding and recovering" to treatment at a Houston hospital for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family ...

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Judge in Alfie Evans case asks doctors about 'other options'

A judge hearing the case of Alfie Evans has asked doctors if "other options" are possible to allow his family to take him home after life support was withdrawn.

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UK newspaper bosses defend reporting of minorities

Newspaper headlines have helped to create an Islamophobic sentiment in the UK, the new boss at the Daily and Sunday Express has told MPs.

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Spain's Palma to ban the renting of apartments to tourists

Palma on the island of Majorca is planning to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists.

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Donald Trump: North Korea wants meeting as soon as possible

US President Donald Trump has said North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" as he praised Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honourable". ...

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Graphic footage of boy clinging to dead father after Yemen wedding bombing emerges

Heart breaking footage has emerged of a young boy clinging to his dead father following the Saudi bombing of a wedding in the northern region of Yemen yesterday.

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Donald Trump hails strength of US-French alliance as he welcomes Emmanuel Macron to White House

Praising the strength of America's oldest alliance, US President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House with a pomp-filled ceremony ...

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New high levels of ‘microplastic’ pollution found in Arctic ice

No-one can say for certain how harmful the tiny plastic particles are to wildlife and people, scientists warn.

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