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The US government's experiment on a group of African-American men without their knowledge
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World Have Your Say speaks Malians about the French military intervention in the country
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The father of Indian gang rape victim re-lives his last conversation with his daughter
Mali Islamists seize town; Syria humanitarian crisis; and the brilliance of goalkeepers
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2012 Nobel Prize winner, John Gurdon, on cloning a frog decades before Dolly the Sheep
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France asks for Mali help; row over transexuals; berries prevent heart attacks.
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Tuesday 15 January 2013