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Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren under attack

Image copyright Getty Images Democratic White House front-runner Elizabeth Warren has found herself under fierce attack from her rivals in a live television debate. Contenders accused the Massachusetts senator of dodging a question on whether she would raise taxes. Twelve White House hopefuls squared off in the primetime forum, with two other front-runners also under […]

Jailed British holidaymakers ‘to be released soon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parts of the US-Canada border are extremely remote A British family detained in the US after crossing the border from Canada expect to be released and sent back to the UK by Wednesday. David Connors, 30, and his wife Eilieen, 24, were arrested on 3 October after, they said, […]

The world’s first artificial womb for humans

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies. Premature birth, before 37 weeks, is globally the biggest cause of death among newborns. But, the development also raises ethical questions about the future of baby making. We meet Lisa Mandemaker, the […]

Russia spy case: Is Paul Whelan a hostage of Russia or a spy?

The British family of a man accused of spying in Moscow has called on the UK government to do more to secure his release. Paul Whelan, who also has US, Irish and Canadian citizenship, has claimed he was set up by a friend, working for Russian intelligence. He was arrested in December – when Russia […]

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