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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

First Heartbleed hacker arrested

A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.

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16 Apr 2014 8:56 pm

Virgin apologises for email glitch

Virgin Media has apologised after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.

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16 Apr 2014 8:29 pm

Remote disable function to be standard

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping data, is expected to become standard in 2015.

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16 Apr 2014 8:28 pm

World's first 'hacker-proof' smartphone?

Blackphone co-founder Jon Callas explains how his smartphone places privacy in the hands of its user. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

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16 Apr 2014 8:14 pm

Gupta: All that's used here gets burned

With Ebola, we humans are the invaders. The sense of being an alien in the world of this virus is jarring.

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16 Apr 2014 8:05 pm

VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal

A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.

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16 Apr 2014 7:57 pm

Opinion: Soon you'll love Google Glass

Paul Saffo says current Google Glasses are doomed to become eBay collectibles, but they are only the leading edge of a surge in wearable tech that will change our lives

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16 Apr 2014 7:49 pm

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

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16 Apr 2014 7:31 pm

Rapper severs penis, jumps off building

Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

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16 Apr 2014 7:18 pm

Bergen: America's most deadly extremists

On Sunday, a man shot and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and then drove to a nearby Jewish retirement community where he shot...

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16 Apr 2014 6:49 pm

Search for S Korea ferry passengers

Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.

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16 Apr 2014 6:29 pm

Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to...

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16 Apr 2014 6:08 pm

Photos: When stars drop in on fans

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16 Apr 2014 5:57 pm

Can they keep Boston Marathon route safe?

The Boston Marathon on Monday will span eight cities and towns and 26.2 miles. How can police prevent every suspicious item from slipping through?

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16 Apr 2014 5:49 pm

Opinion: What's after Google Glass?

Paul Saffo says current Google Glasses are doomed to become eBay collectibles, but they are only the leading edge of a surge in wearable tech that will change our lives

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16 Apr 2014 5:35 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

Ukraine military push appears to stall

With armored vehicles in its streets and troops reportedly in control of the airport, the city of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine was at the center of a tense standoff Wednesday between Ukrainian...

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16 Apr 2014 8:44 pm

Rescuers search for 300 missing

Students and other passengers on a South Korean ferry faced an awful choice as the vessel rolled, say witnesses: obey commands or don life vests and jump.

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16 Apr 2014 8:29 pm

8 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing

Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram militants, authorities said Wednesday.

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16 Apr 2014 8:21 pm

Pakistani Taliban End Cease-Fire With Government

The group said they would continue to pursue peace talks after accusing the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the cease-fire.

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16 Apr 2014 8:07 pm

Google Glass: Seeing what students see

When high schoolers tour the world's largest nuclear research facility from their desks, or teachers have a chance to see the classroom through students' eyes, that's the power of Google Glass.

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16 Apr 2014 8:02 pm

Google's future phone: The modular Project Ara

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

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16 Apr 2014 7:53 pm

Brazil troops cover police strike

Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

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16 Apr 2014 7:31 pm

Opinion: Ukraine about to go nuclear?

As tensions escalate on the eastern border of Ukraine, President Barack Obama has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government "to cease all efforts to undermine and destabilize"...

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16 Apr 2014 7:18 pm

The Lede: Korean Coast Guard Video of Ferry Rescue

Video released by the South Korean Coast Guard showed survivors being plucked from a sinking ferry by helicopter and boat as the ship slowly capsized.

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16 Apr 2014 7:17 pm

Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash

Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.

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16 Apr 2014 6:35 pm

Ukraines Push East Falters as Militants Seize Army Vehicles

Ukrainian news media reported that pro-Russian militias had commandeered six armored personnel carriers from the Ukrainian Army and driven them to the central square in Slovyansk.

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16 Apr 2014 6:21 pm

Iran execution stopped at last minute

The public hanging stopped at the last minute

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16 Apr 2014 6:07 pm

Key theory on how it sank

As divers searched frigid waters off South Korea in low visibility Wednesday, hoping to save hundreds of passengers, a dominant theory began to emerge about how the ferry sank.

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16 Apr 2014 5:51 pm

Does Google Glass help learning?

When high schoolers tour the world's largest nuclear research facility from their desks, or teachers have a chance to see the classroom through students' eyes, that's the power of Google Glass.

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16 Apr 2014 5:42 pm

UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.

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16 Apr 2014 5:33 pm

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