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Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.
Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a 'little girl' on social media.
The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Police are investigating a shooting incident in west Belfast.
A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.
Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
David Kilcoyne scores the only try as Munster defeat last year's beaten finalists to top European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1.
One person was shot dead and four students wounded by a student who also died at a school in the US state of Washington, police say.
Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.
Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".
The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.