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Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.

Prosecutors detail shackled siblings' lives

Chained to beds and beaten as punishment, the couple's children hatched an escape plan over years.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts, scientists say.

ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns

People in remote areas could be left with little or no access to cash, says consumer group Which?

Australia's Channel 9 news promo looks like BBC's version

Channel 9's promo for its Today show was copied, at moments, word for word from the BBC's promo video.

Liverpool jail's severely ill inmates at substantial risk, says psychiatrist

Inmates often wait days to be seen because of a lack of staff, a senior psychiatrist says.

Year in Provence author Peter Mayle dies, aged 78

The author, best known for the 1989 bestseller, died in a hospital in France. his publisher said.

Carillion worker: 'I've got a fiver to my name'

Philip Ellis lost his labouring job when the construction giant collapsed.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Malaysia Airlines says the jet experienced a "technical" issue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

Car hits pedestrians near Rio's Copacabana beach

A baby dies and 15 people are hurt when a car hits crowds on a promenade near Copacabana beach.

Newspaper headlines: Bridge over Channel and Prince William's haircut

Friday's papers feature calls for a bridge from the UK to France and photos of Prince William's hair.

What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations.

My Dad lost nearly £500,000 to blackmailers

Malcolm's Dad told him he'd been through the worst year of his life, but died before he could explain.

'Sometimes I don't recognise my face'

Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug.

Meghan Markle wows the crowds in Wales

Meghan Markle met adoring crowds as she visited Wales with her fiancé Prince Harry.

7 days quiz: Who is up for the most Brit Awards?

7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

North Korean skiers dream of Paralympics

Ma You-chul and Kim Jung-hyun are set to be the first from their country to compete in the Winter Paralympics.

'I'm sorry' - but how do you tell if an apology is fake or genuine?

Tips from publicists and body language experts on how to spot sincerity, amid a flurry of public apologies.

Prince William sports shaved head on royal visit

The prince revealed the sleek new hairstyle before meeting armed forces veterans working in the NHS.

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I begged social services to take my children away

Sam spent more than 20 years as an addict before overcoming a cycle of trauma and abusive relationships.

A year in the life of the president's hotel

What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?

Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened

A series of charts and maps that tell the story of the construction giant's demise.

How to survive in Moscow without sunshine

Moscow endured a December without sunshine - Oleg Boldyrev describes a hundred shades of grey.

Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?

Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Bayeux Tapestry: The story in six scenes

A battle over the throne is the climax of the story of the Norman Conquest of England.

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund battles extreme heat to reach fourth round

Kyle Edmund fights back in punishing heat to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets and reach the Australian Open fourth round.

Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats Ronnie O'Sullivan at Alexandra Palace

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has been struggling with illness and says he is "glad" to be out of the Masters after losing 6-1 to Mark Allen.

Roger Federer: Players ready to fight for more prize money

Roger Federer calls for the Grand Slams to up their levels of prize money and said players are "bored' of having to push the issue.

Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley still interested in takeover

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending £250m takeover talks this week.

Larry Nassar: USA gymnastics cuts ties with training centre following abuse scandal

USA gymnastics has announced it will no longer use the national team training centre where former team doctor Larry Nassar carried out abuse of athletes, including Olympic champion Simone Biles.

Ronnie O'Sullivan loses in Masters to Mark Allen

Watch the five best shots as Mark Allen beats Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 in a shock quarter-final Masters win at London's Alexandra Palace.



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