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Yang Guang. Photo credit David Fu
Yang Guang. Photo credit David Fu
Two pandas at Britain's Edinburgh Zoo have been put together in an attempt to get them to mate.

Female Tian Tian and male Yang Guang have been given just a 36-hour window to do the business and…

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Tue 3rd Apr, 2012 | 6:09pm

UK's ONLY DEDICATED TEENAGE REHAB UNIT OPENS IN LONDON

A new early intervention clinic for troubled teenagers has opened this week
in London, which aims to address the lack of specialist care available
specifically for young people in the UK. Since the…

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Fri 30th Mar, 2012 | 1:45pm

Marmite Panic


Residents of New Zealand are panic buying Marmite.

The craze, which has been dubbed Marmageddon, to purchase the food spread has grown after it was realised the country is running low on supplies…

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Thu 22nd Mar, 2012 | 10:49am

Malaysian students choose Yorkshire University

Photo by Vanessa Chettleburgh
Photo by Vanessa Chettleburgh
According to the latest UK higher education statistics, Sheffield Hallam is the most popular UK University for Malaysian students, with the University recruiting 1,209 students from Malaysia to…

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Thu 15th Mar, 2012 | 10:58pm

Independent Pilots Association releases film on Pilot Fatigue


In response to ongoing proposed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) plans to change Flight Time Limitations (FTLs), the UK pilot union, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) has this week…

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Sat 10th Mar, 2012 | 1:40pm

EUROPEAN SUCCESS FOR ARCHITECTURE GRADUATE

Jacob Szikoras
Jacob Szikoras
An architecture graduate from Sheffield has gained international recognition for his idea for a coconut growing facility in the city.

Jacob Szikora, who graduated last year in architecture and…

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Tue 6th Mar, 2012 | 4:49pm

Prince Charles to make Scandinavian trip

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are to visit Scandinavia.

The couple will pay a trip to Norway, Sweden and Denmark from March 20 to 27, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the British…

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Tue 21st Feb, 2012 | 1:31pm

Police Chief Attack on Bahraini Opposition "Unacceptable"

Bahraini opposition protesters march on Riffa
Bahraini opposition protesters march on Riffa
Rotherham MP Denis MacShane, a former Foreign Office Minister, has today criticised remarks attacking the Bahraini pro-democracy opposition by former Scotland Yard chief, John Yates, who is now…

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Wed 15th Feb, 2012 | 5:03pm

ROTHERHAM MP WELCOMES BRAZIL'S DECISION NOT TO SUPPORT FALKLANDS BLOCKADE


The Foreign Office in London has said that Brazil is not supporting Argentina's efforts to persuade South American countries to join its blockade of shipping from the Falkland Islands.

In a…

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Wed 8th Feb, 2012 | 9:51am

Seeking benefits, avoiding conflicts

A new report on Uganda's emerging oil and gas industry says companies can improve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) to give fairer employment, compensation and land deals to communities.


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Mon 16th Jan, 2012 | 9:42am

The Day of 7 Billion

7 billion people. 7 'bloody' billion. Excuse the language but "7 billion!".

That's how many members of the species Homo Sapiens will be living, breathing, excreting, fighting and, worst of all,…

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Wed 19th Oct, 2011 | 4:01pm

New clashes in Rio over dancer death

Brazilian police clash with residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that saw deadly protests on Tuesday over the death of a popular dancer.

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25 Apr 2014 1:53 am

Source: U.S. embassy plot foiled

CNN's Barbara Starr reports that the stream of threats out of al Qaeda in Yemen has increased in recent weeks.

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25 Apr 2014 1:40 am

This may solve plane mystery

Forensic experts say cell phones could solve one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history. Ted Rowlands reports.

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25 Apr 2014 1:37 am

7 questions about schoolgirls' abduction

The kidnapping of scores of girls from a Nigerian school shows the capabilities of the Islamist group Boko Haram and the government's thus far unsuccessful attempts to stop them.

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25 Apr 2014 1:25 am

2 Journalists in Lebanon Are Charged by Tribunal

The international tribunal dealing with the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister has charged two journalists with contempt of court and obstruction of justice over the publication of...

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25 Apr 2014 1:00 am

SOS in the sand makes all the difference

The first clue was a boat floating in the ocean with no one on board.

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25 Apr 2014 12:52 am

Dear Chicago, we love you despite it all

It's easy to focus on the violence, failing schools and corruption. Instead, we asked why you loved the city, and, boy, are there some good reasons.

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25 Apr 2014 12:49 am

Murder rate down

More than 40 people were shot last weekend in Chicago, with nine deaths. But the police chief says the city's homicide rate is still trending downward.

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25 Apr 2014 12:43 am

Threats up from Al Qaeda in Yemen

Threats from al Qaeda operatives in Yemen increased in recent weeks and were a reason Yemen and the United States partnered in drone strikes and counterterrorism operations over the last several...

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25 Apr 2014 12:31 am

Your best travel photos

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25 Apr 2014 12:21 am

Americans Die In Grim Trend In Afghanistan

Officials said the gunman appeared to be a police officer who reacted in the moment when he saw a small group of American visitors outside his guard post, raising fears of a new wave of so-called...

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25 Apr 2014 12:15 am

Going to medical school thanks to a stranger

How a boy got to medical school thanks to a woman he's never met

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25 Apr 2014 12:04 am

World Briefing | Asia: India: Election Violence in 2 Regions Leaves 7 Dead

A major day of voting in the worlds biggest elections was marred by violence on Thursday as gunmen killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were traveling on buses after...

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24 Apr 2014 11:59 pm

Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?

Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?

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24 Apr 2014 11:55 pm

Bloody weekend, but murder rate down

More than 40 people were shot last weekend in Chicago, with nine deaths. But the police chief says the city's homicide rate is still trending downward.

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24 Apr 2014 11:53 pm

World's Green Vision shared with Leeds

Lessons from the world's greenest buildings - photo by Wonderlane
Lessons from the world's greenest buildings - photo by Wonderlane
Lessons learnt by architects having worked on the greenest building in the world were shared with property and construction professionals in Leeds and worldwide. The event was organised by Green…

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Mon 2nd Apr, 2012 | 5:19pm

Yorkshire MP ashamed of Britain's arms sales to Arab counties

Photo by Al Jazeera English
Photo by Al Jazeera English
Rotherham MP Denis MacShane has said that it is hypocritical for Britain to condemn Russia for selling arms to Syria while seeking to increase weapons sales to Arab countries where human rights…

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Tue 27th Mar, 2012 | 5:55pm

Brazil ambassador hails Sheffield's collaborative approach

l-r Prof Steve Haake, Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, VC Prof Philip Jones
l-r Prof Steve Haake, Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, VC Prof Philip Jones
The Brazilian ambassador has praised the work of Sheffield Hallam University's research centres, and commended the collaboration between Sheffield's businesses and researchers.

During a tour of…

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Tue 20th Mar, 2012 | 12:37pm

Lessons from Europe's Greenest City

Freiburg, Germany Photo by Jayjay P
Freiburg, Germany Photo by Jayjay P
A public lecture at Sheffield Hallam University will examine how Sheffield can learn lessons from Europe's 'greenest city'.

The free lecture will look at the record of Freiburg in Germany on…

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Mon 12th Mar, 2012 | 1:08pm

Cameron confirms troops' combat role in Afghanistan to end in 2014

Photo by The Prime Minister's Office
Photo by The Prime Minister's Office
Former soldier and Keighley and Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins has received an assurance from David Cameron that the involvement of British troops in combat operations in Afghanistan will cease by the end…

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Wed 7th Mar, 2012 | 4:42pm

UK gets the Hump

UK's Eurovision Engelbert Humperdinck
UK's Eurovision Engelbert Humperdinck
Engelbert Humperdinck will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

The 75-year-old crooner - whose last top 20 hit in the UK came in 1972 with 'Too Beautiful to Last' - has been…

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Fri 2nd Mar, 2012 | 7:54am

David Beckham backs famine appeal

David Beckham Goodwill Ambassador
David Beckham Goodwill Ambassador
David Beckham has voiced his support for a famine appeal in East Africa.

The 36-year-old soccer superstar - who has three sons, Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, nine, and six-year-old Cruz, and…

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Tue 21st Feb, 2012 | 10:43am

Prince Harry likely to be sent back to Afghanistan

Prince Harry completes Apache training
Prince Harry completes Apache training
Britain's Prince Harry has become a fully operational Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot.

The 27-year-old royal has successfully completed 18 months of intensive training and was awarded the prize for…

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Thu 9th Feb, 2012 | 9:16pm

Learning from human rights defenders


Human rights defenders from around the world will share their experiences and discuss the challenges they face in a series of public lectures at the University of York.

Organised by the…

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Tue 31st Jan, 2012 | 11:39am

Our Crowded World

Cast your mind back to the 'Day of 7 Billion'. And now take a look at the population figure at the top of this page. In the three weeks since we marked the birth of fragile earth's seven billionth…

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Thu 24th Nov, 2011 | 2:40pm

Citizen Journalism

The Yorkshire Times launched on 1st September 2011

YT is something completely new: A magazine style website with contributions from hundreds of citizen-journalists - that's you and me brother!

If…

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Tue 27th Sep, 2011 | 6:14pm

Gang Leader From Mexico Gets Life Term

According to U.S. officials, Arturo Gallegos Castrelln, 35, ordered hundreds of killings as cartels battled over control of Ciudad Jurez.

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25 Apr 2014 1:44 am

Tech giants settle hiring lawsuit

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

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25 Apr 2014 1:38 am

News Analysis: Wrong Guesses About North Korea Leave U.S. Struggling to Adjust

Almost everything American intelligence agencies and North Korea-watchers thought they understood two years ago about Kim Jong-un, the Norths young leader, turns out to have been wrong.

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25 Apr 2014 1:26 am

Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

While offering security assurances to Japan, President Obama did not take sides over who has sovereignty over islands that are also claimed by China.

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25 Apr 2014 1:02 am

Royals tour Down Under

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge embark on a Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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25 Apr 2014 12:58 am

Hear her joke that got no laughs

Comedian Joan Rivers made a controversial joke about the Cleveland kidnappings on NBC's "Today" show.

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25 Apr 2014 12:49 am

Pakistan army eyes Taliban talks with unease

What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks

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25 Apr 2014 12:49 am

Spelling confronts husband about affair

Actress Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott discuss their marriage woes on Lifetime's "True Tori."

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25 Apr 2014 12:33 am

Meth users here as young as 9

Meth use by children as young as 9 is a new challenge for Mexican authorities. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

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25 Apr 2014 12:24 am

Photos: Celebs who are expecting

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25 Apr 2014 12:17 am

Memo From Damascus: If Assad Wins War, Challenge From His Own Sect May Follow

Some loyalists of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria would be likely to push for a bigger share of power if they came to feel safe from the threat of insurgent revenge.

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25 Apr 2014 12:12 am

World Briefing | Middle East: Saudi Arabia: 4 New Deaths Reported From Virus

In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus and 36 more cases of infection.

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25 Apr 2014 12:00 am

Does Bush 41 want Jeb to run?

Two families, two political parties -- one family business.

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24 Apr 2014 11:56 pm

World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Bomber Kills at Least 11 People South of Baghdad

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-filled car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, officials said.

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24 Apr 2014 11:54 pm

Bundy: I put a question before the world

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy defends his comments about the black community and slavery during a press conference.

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24 Apr 2014 11:50 pm

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