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WHO 'needs urgent change' to tackle health crises

London - The World Health Organization (WHO) is institutionally unprepared to deal with outbreaks like the Ebola crisis and requires urgent and fundamental change, an independent panel of experts warned Tuesday.

Twins beat odds when one is born white and the other black

London - A pair of twins in the UK beat one-in-a-million odds to be born with different color skin. The boys were born around 30 minutes apart.

Britain remembers 2005 bombings under shadow of Tunisia

London - Britons laid flowers at the sites of the 2005 London suicide bombings and held a nationwide minute of silence for the 52 victims on Tuesday on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

London - British bank HSBC fired six staff after they filmed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

Humans now taller and smarter than ever, study finds

Edinburgh - Genetic diversity may explain why people have sharper thinking skills and are taller, a study suggests. However, genetic diversity was found not to be related to the development of serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Suicide bombers force soul-searching in British town

Dewsbury - Ten years after the ringleader of the London bombings set out from his Dewsbury home to blow up a train, the small English town is again grasping for answers after a local teen-turned-suicide bomber staged a deadly attack in Iraq.

Review: Cats galore at Chesham's cat themed pub Special

Chesham - The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)

Tunisia resort gunman 'a victim like all others': Mother

London - The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony

London - Britain's Princess Charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony on Sunday, in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents Prince William and Kate.

Promoting safety in U.K. hospitals

London - The U.K. government has recently launched a new health and safety initiative across the U.K. National Health Service. The new program is called “Sign Up to Safety.”

How much do tennis players sweat?

Brighton - This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament is being battled out under a scorching sun and intense heat. Naturally the players will sweat, but how much under these conditions?

Two London teens have married IS group fighters: Lawyer

London - Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday.

Op-Ed: UK child sex scandal – Lords, MPs, dead kids and no results

London - After much controversy, endless witness statements, and eternal bleatings in Parliament, nothing much has happened in the Dolphin Square case in which three children are alleged to have been murdered, and dozens raped.

Solar power to supply record of 15% of UK’s power Special

Today sees solar power potentially provide a record 15 percent of all UK power as one of 2015’s sunniest days. As U.K. temperatures rise, so do solar panel installations it seems.

Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons.

Op-Ed: Translink referendum no vote consigns Vancouver area to chaos

The one million more humans expected to become part of the Greater Vancouver metro area in the next 25 to 30 years have been consigned to transit chaos by those living there now. That is, in effect, the result we learned of in the transit vote.

Avoiding fussy eating by children with three R's

Birmingham - A new study purports to tell parents how easy it is to avoid fussy eating habits with their children. This takes the form of three apparently easy steps, according to a research article.

Teen dies of heart attack due to not going to toilet for weeks

Truro - A British teenager who suffered from a phobia of going to the toilet died from a heart attack. She had held her bowels for about eight weeks prior. An inquest is trying to determine the circumstances of the teen's death.

Ford Credit launches car sharing program

Ford Motor Co. is getting involved in the car-sharing market. The company's program will cut their customers' vehicle costs by allowing them to rent out their cars.

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

London - Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.
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