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Mainstream Republicans struggle for strategy to stop Trump’s climb

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as rivals Marco Rubio (L) and Ted Cruz (R) look on at the start of the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, Mainstream U.S. Republicans struggled for a strategy on Friday to stop their party’s presidential front-runner Donald Trump from becoming the nominee for the Read More

Melbourne woman blames severe sunburn on faulty Banana Boat sunscreen

A NINETEEN-year-old Melbourne woman may have to have skin grafts after what she said was a severe sunburn caused by faulty sunblock. Taryn Hawken, of Pakenham, who has multiple sclerosis, went to an event with her friends last month where she spent most of the day in the sun. Ms Hawken said she applied Banana Boat Sport SPF 30 sunblock Read More

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BHS plans to make 370 redundant in head office and shops

Retailer briefed staff about turnaround plan on Friday morning, with 220 jobs to go from stores and 150 from head office BHS is threatening to close up to half its stores if landlords do not agree to reduce the rents. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA BHS plans to make more than 350 people redundant as the struggling department store chain is forced Read More

Your personal health information is about to go online but you can stop it

Patients will have to notify the government by June if they do not wish their personal health information used in such a record. ONE million Australians will automatically have their personal health information uploaded onto the internet from July as the government tries to resurrect the failed $1 billion e-health record. More than 360,000 residents of Penrith in Sydney’s west Read More

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Syria opposition says government mobilises, casts doubt on talks

An aid convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, near a poster of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus The Syrian opposition said on Friday the government was mobilising forces on many fronts despite an agreement to cease hostilities, and Read More

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Run away! Why it really doesn’t matter what trainers you wear

There’s nothing more soul-sapping than a lengthy chat with a barefoot-running fundamentalist – as a new scientific study proves Baffled and barefoot … Is running shoeless more natural? Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian I’m not averse to running: I run most days, for fitness and fresh air, and because it’s healthier than drugs for enhancing one’s mood. It’s sociable, Read More

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FTSE recovers as China measures boost miners

A worker shelters from the rain under a Union Flag umbrella as he passes the London Stock Exchange in the City of London, Britain in this October 1, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE/FILES Britain’s top share index closed in marginally positive territory on Monday, as a rally in mining stocks following new stimulus measures from China – the world’s top Read More

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Is it safe to use talcum powder?

The family of a woman in the US who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been awarded damages. So how much of a risk does talc pose? Is talc a health hazard? Photograph: Alamy What could be more wholesome than Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder? It is the fragrant way to dry the bits towels Read More

Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine

Medical student Rachel Fox talks to pupils at Gonville and Caius College Micha Theiner One of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges has launched a scheme to encourage sixth-formers from state schools to apply to study medicine by letting them experience undergraduate life. The project was the brainchild of two medical students at Gonville and Caius College who were concerned at the Read More

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As Europe bickers, police fire tear gas on migrants storming border

  Macedonian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed Read More