A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
Tokyo stocks closed down 0.63 percent on Friday after a sell-off on Wall Street driven by weak eurozone data, the Argentine debt default and other negative news. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
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The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions
Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
A huge gas explosion hits the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, causing fatalities and injuries.
England's David Weir puts in a majestic display to win his first Commonwealth Games title in the men's T54 1500m.
Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold.
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Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
Civilian casualties in Gaza "too high" and Israel needs to do more to protect civilian life, US Defence Dept says