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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

Google quizzed over deleted links

Google updates data regulators from across the EU, who are concerned about its handling of "right to be forgotten" search result erasures.

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24 Jul 2014 6:56 pm

Another plane lost: 116 on board

An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board dropped off radar after taking off in Burkina Faso. It is thought to have gone down in Mali, the flight operator said.

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24 Jul 2014 6:29 pm

Sudan Christian Woman Spared Death Sentence Meets Pope in Rome

A hero's welcome in Italy for a woman sentenced to die for apostasy.

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24 Jul 2014 6:02 pm

MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work

Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.

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24 Jul 2014 5:35 pm

Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.

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24 Jul 2014 5:27 pm

Venezuela trial 'test for democracy'

One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, says his trial for inciting violence will "test the quality" of the Venezuelan democracy.

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24 Jul 2014 4:58 pm

SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'

South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.

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24 Jul 2014 4:44 pm

European Court Censures Poland Over C.I.A. Rendition Program

The European Court of Human Rights rules that by allowing the transfer of two terrorism suspects to a secret C.I.A. site in Poland, the country violated the mens rights.

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24 Jul 2014 4:35 pm

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene

Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?

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24 Jul 2014 4:29 pm

CNN freelancer detained in Ukraine

Armed pro-Russian separatists seized Anton Skiba when he returned to a Donetsk hotel.

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24 Jul 2014 4:17 pm

Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flight

Taiwanese mourn after routine flight ends in tragedy

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24 Jul 2014 4:05 pm

How we got here

A hostile takeover, now a downed plane. Jim Sciutto unpacks the events that led to the current crisis in Ukraine.

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24 Jul 2014 3:56 pm

IMF lowers global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

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24 Jul 2014 3:50 pm

Nibali wins stage to all but seal Tour

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali underlines his superiority by winning final mountain stage to all but wrap up the overall victory.

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24 Jul 2014 3:38 pm

U.N.: Strike hit Gaza shelter

[Breaking news alert, 9:45 a.m.]

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24 Jul 2014 3:37 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

Renicks sisters claim golden double

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

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24 Jul 2014 6:44 pm

U.N.: 'Many have been killed'

Women, children and U.N. staff are among the dead, according to a statement issued by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Footage shows pools of blood at the scene. It's unclear who was behind the...

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24 Jul 2014 6:19 pm

Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.

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24 Jul 2014 5:45 pm

Journalist working for CNN detained

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.

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24 Jul 2014 5:33 pm

Call for end to 'throwaway society'

A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.

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24 Jul 2014 5:05 pm

In Gaza, at Least 10 Die at U.N. School Used as Civilian Shelter

A series of explosions at a school that was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes also wounded many others. The cause was not immediately clear.

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24 Jul 2014 4:56 pm

Air Algrie Plane Missing in Sahara With 116 Aboard

Officials said the jet, carrying 110 passengers and six crew members, probably crashed after taking off from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

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24 Jul 2014 4:41 pm

Algeria passenger jet feared crashed

A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

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24 Jul 2014 4:34 pm

U.N.: Strike hits Gaza shelter

[Breaking news alert, 9:45 a.m.]

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24 Jul 2014 4:22 pm

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

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24 Jul 2014 4:13 pm

Who are the pro-Russia rebels?

The horrifying crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has put the pro-Russia rebels operating in Ukraine's eastern regions center stage -- and raised all kinds of questions about who they are, what...

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24 Jul 2014 3:57 pm

Ukraine Prime Minister Resigns, as Kiev Moves Toward Elections

Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk resigned abruptly after the governing coalition of Parliament collapsed.

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24 Jul 2014 3:51 pm

MH17 bodies returned; Ukraine shakeup

A pro-Russian rebel leader told Reuters he knew about a Buk missile system coming from another rebel province. He later told Russian media that his comments were taken out of context.

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24 Jul 2014 3:49 pm

Do women need bigger parking spaces?

Do Chinese women need bigger spaces than men?

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24 Jul 2014 3:38 pm

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder

The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

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24 Jul 2014 3:35 pm

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