Households ‘excluded’ from UK growth

Households are being “excluded” from the benefits of the UK’s economic recovery, the leader of the TUC trade unions body will say in a speech later.

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US cuts food aid benefits for poor

US food aid benefits are being cut from Friday as an extension of the government programme expires, while legislators fight over further cuts.

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Portman: Science’s unlikely hero?

Natalie Portman, the star of new Hollywood blockbuster Thor 2, is one of the world’s most famous actors — so why is she aiming to inspire a new generation of female scientists?

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Fewer minority girls have HPV jab

Girls from black and Asian ethnic minorities are less likely to have been vaccinated against cervical cancer, research suggests.

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NYC to LA in under 29 hours

Before the transcontinental race in “Cannonball Run,” the starter tells the gathered racers, “You all are certainly the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place.”

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Poverty ‘linked to cancer deaths’

Hundreds of women from the poorest backgrounds in England are dying needlessly of breast cancer, according to researchers.

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Germany and Brazil in UN spy draft

Brazil and Germany submit a draft resolution to the UN calling for the right to privacy in the digital age, amid a bitter row over US espionage.

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UK media abuzz as hacking trial reveals alleged affair

The courtroom claim that Rebekah Brooks, a protege of global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s, and Andy Coulson, a former spin doctor for British Prime Minister David Cameron, had a six-year affair has set British media abuzz.

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Hundreds of bodies found in Bosnia mass grave

Investigators in Bosnia have uncovered a mass grave thought to contain several hundred bodies of victims of the conflict that followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia two decades ago.

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