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Poisoned baby food: German jailed for attempted murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The contaminated baby food was said to contain enough toxic liquid to kill a child A man who contaminated adult and baby food in Germany has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison for attempted murder and extortion. The 54-year-old admitted placing poisoned jars of food in supermarkets and […]

Kavanaugh case: Graffiti at Yale supports Blasey Ford

Khashoggi death: Turkey to reveal 'naked truth' on killing

George Soros: Bomb squad blow up suspect package near billionaire's home

World's longest sea bridge: Aerial shots of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai crossing

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Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

Image copyright Getty Images After repeated calls by health experts, the government says it will consult on adding folic acid to flour to help prevent common birth defects in babies. Women are already advised to take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy, but many don’t. Mandatory fortification would mean everyone eating foods like bread […]

Takeaway Wales: Britain's fast-food capital?

'One stroke took my speech away – I think another brought it back'

Vegetarian meat substitutes 'exceeding salt limits'


Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Torvalds had a reputation for sending rude emails to fellow developers Linux founder Linus Torvalds has returned from a month of “reflection” to his job as chief developer of the widely used operating system. Mr Torvalds stepped back from heading core development of Linux following accusations of bullying […]

'Instagram used more than Snapchat' by US teens

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Self-driving school bus test halted in US


Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

Image copyright NASA Image caption The iceberg had recently calved from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica Nasa has released a striking photo of a rectangular iceberg floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica. The US space agency said the object’s sharp angles and flat surface suggested it had recently broken away from an […]


Black Sea ship: 'World's oldest intact wreck' found

Image copyright Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions Image caption The ship was surveyed and digitally mapped by two remote underwater vehicles A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast. The 23m (75ft) wreck, found in the Black Sea by an Anglo-Bulgarian team, is […]


Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change

Image copyright Riverford Organic Farmers Image caption Guy Singh-Watson’s company supplies organic vegetables to tens of thousands of homes each week. The anti-plastic “fervour” sweeping across the UK is weakening the fight against climate change, the founder of an organic food company has said. Guy Singh-Watson, a prominent green entrepreneur and campaigner, said more focus […]