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Minnie Pit: World War One mine disaster remembered

Image copyright Thomas Warham Image caption This picture of the Minnie Pit, supplied by the Audley Family History group, was taken by photographer Thomas Warham Events marking 100 years since England’s worst wartime mining disaster are due to take place. The underground explosion at Minnie Pit in Staffordshire on 12 ...

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CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket

An artificial intelligence-based system is being developed to spot what goods shoppers pick up in convenience stores so that they can be charged without having to queue at the till. A prototype version of the technology by the San Francisco start-up Aipoly is on show at the CES tech show. ...

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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Image copyright napatcha/Getty Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The ...

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Donald Trump’s ‘racist slur’ provokes outrage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Mr President, are you a racist?’ US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage by reportedly using crude language to describe foreign countries in an Oval Office meeting. Mr Trump insists he did not insult Haitians and appeared to deny calling any nations ...

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