• World Malaria Day 2014: Top Five Countries Most Affected by Malaria

    As 25 April marks World Malaria Day, IBTimesUK looks at the countries most affected by the mosquito-transmitted disease. Despite malaria mortality rates have diminished by 42% since 2000, the disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths in 2012 only, according to the World Health Organization. …

    IB Times
    • Pictured: RAF Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

      Pictures showing the moment two Russian bombers were chased away from Britain by RAF fighter jets have been released. They were turned away off the coast of northeast Scotland by two Typhoon fighters scrambled from RAF Leuchars. The images, released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), were taken by…

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      • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Reports Speculate that Missing Plane May Have Landed and Not Crashed

        The mystery of the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has taken a new twist with the international team probing the incident now considering the possibility that the plane may have landed rather than ended up in the Indian Ocean, according to various media reports. Peter Herzig, Executive…

        IB Times
        • Richard Gere and Kyra Segwick Mistaken for Homeless People in New York

          While Richard Gere always looks dapper on the red carpet or in the movies, this time around he's fooling New Yorkers into thinking he is homeless! The actor has been transformed for his latest role in the film "Time Out of Mind," which he is also producing. Richard plays a man who becomes homeless…

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          • Manchester United Prepare Lucrative Deal in Signing Barcelona Star Lionel Messi - Report

            Manchester United are preparing a lucrative deal in signing Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at the end of the season, according to the Metro. United chiefs showed the exit door to David Moyes on Tuesday, with Ryan Giggs taking the role of interim manager for the remaining fixtures for this…

            IB Times
            • Nigeria: HIV Positive Paedophile Ubale Sa'idu Dotsa to be Stoned to Death For Raping and Infecting Girl

              A Sharia court has sentenced a Nigerian man to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV in Kano, Northern Nigeria. The man added he did not know he was infected with HIV and argued that the child tempted him by visiting his shop often at night. But Justice Khadi Faruq…

              IB Times
              • Paedophile Abused Up To 60 Pupils at School

                William James Vahey, who killed himself as investigators began to uncover the scale of his crimes, captured images of his attacks on students at Southbank International School. Executive principal Graham Lacey said images of between 50 and 60 pupils were found on Vahey's computer. Vahey was…

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                • Blood Of World’s Oldest Woman Shows Life Limit

                  Scientists who examined the body of one of the world's oldest women say dying stem cells may be the "limit" on our lifespans. They say two-thirds of Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper's blood at the time of her death originated from just two stem cells - humans are born with around 20,000. The findings…

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                  • 'The Bravest Thing I Think I've Ever Seen': Sir Bob Geldof Praised For His Strength At Daughter Peaches' Funeral

                    Father Gave The Eulogy As The 25 Year-old Was Laid To Rest Earlier This Week

                    EntertainmentWise
                    • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

                      President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious ...

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                      • UK nurse leaves Sri Lanka after tattoo jail ordeal

                        A British nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo left the country Thursday after suffering what she says was sexual and other harassment by prison officers.

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                        • The Bachelorette's Creator Says Everyone's 'In Shock' Over Eric Hill's Tragic Death

                          Mike Fleiss Says The Show Will Be 'as Sensitive As Possible'

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                          • BBC withdraws from UK business group over Scottish independence

                            By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC is to suspend its membership of Britain's leading business lobby group after deciding on Thursday to join a number of organisations protesting over the CBI's move to officially campaign against Scottish independence. The BBC and the Confederation of…

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                            • China: Recycled Concrete Houses 3D-Printed in 24 Hours

                              A Chinese construction firm based in Shanghai has succeeded in building 10 houses each measuring 200 square metres in 24 hours by using an enormous 3D printer. The houses are all eco-friendly and constructed from 3D-printed building blocks made from layers of recycled construction waste and glass…

                              IB Times
                              • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

                                Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad ...

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                                • The banks customers are deserting

                                  As thousands take advantage of new bank switching rules, a report highlights which are losing most customers.

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                                  • Solar Eclipse to Transform Sun into 'Annulus' Ring of Fire

                                    A solar eclipse set to take place on Tuesday 29 April will transform the Sun into a "ring of fire". Solar eclipses occur during a new moon, when the moon gradually passes between Earth and the Sun. The event taking place next week will be an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon is…

                                    IB Times
                                    • Why London's Gherkin went into Receivership

                                      To excuse what is already becoming a tired cliché, the Gherkin has got itself in a right pickle. The City of London skyscraper, more properly known as 30 St Mary Axe, went into receivership, just 10 years after it became an integral part of the capital's skyline. Deloitte is acting as the…

                                      IB Times
                                      • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                                        ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

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