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Hoverboard gets some air

Hoverboard gets some air

A new contraption that invokes a fantastic device seen in the Back to the Future movies is wowing crowds abroad.

'The pill' linked to preventing womb cancer

'The pill' linked to preventing womb cancer

Using an oral contraceptive, often referred to as "the pill", gives long-term protection against womb cancer and the longer it is used the greater the reduction in risk, scientists say.

Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

If the first public comments from the Afghan Taliban's newly appointed leader are anything to go by, Akhtar Mohammad Mansour recognises how fractured the militant movement has become and that humility and consensus may be his best way forward.

Edward Heath child sex probe expands

Edward Heath child sex probe expands

Police forces in two further British regions say they are examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Edward Heath.

Cecil case charts new territory for US wildlife law

Cecil case charts new territory for US wildlife law

A 115-year-old US law aimed at preventing unlawful animal trafficking may be difficult to enforce in the case of an American hunter who killed a celebrated Zimbabwean lion.

Minister replaced after MERS outbreak

Minister replaced after MERS outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-hye removed her minister of health on Tuesday after criticism over the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome which killed 36 people as it spread through hospitals.

Brazil police arrest Lula minister

Brazil police arrest Lula minister

Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far, in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Picky eating may point to mental illness

Picky eating may point to mental illness

Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests.

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