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Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed
The pioneering surgery will offer hope to those who have suffered spinal injuries

Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

World news

Turkey helps Kurds cross into Syria

Turkey helps Kurds cross into Syria

Turkey's top diplomat has announced that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds defending the border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.

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Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

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Stock market edges higher

Stock market edges higher

The US stock market moved quietly higher today as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week.

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