Nicola Furlong murder: Richard Hinds, 19, denies strangling Irish student in Tokyo after Nicki Minaj concert – as sister says he deserves death…

'I only lightly pressed on her neck during sex': U.S. man denies strangling Irish student in Tokyo after Nicki Minaj concert – as her sister says he deserves death sentenceRichard Hinds, 19, is accused of killing Nicola Furlong, 21, in a hotel room The defence suggested she died of an overdose of alcohol and drugsProsecutors claim Hinds strangled Ms Furlong with a towel /06/15/article-2159812-139FB064000005DC-315_306x423.jpg” width=”306″ height=”423″ alt=”asdf” class=”blkBorder” /> Arrested: Richard Hinds, from Memphis, has admitted to strangling Irish student Nicola Furlong in a Tokyo hotel room on May 24, but insisted he did not mean to kill her. Painful journey: Victim Nicola Furlong with her father Andrew The defence suggested she died of an overdose of alcohol and drugs.

Have scientists solved the mystery of the itch? Nerve cell breakthrough could lead to radical new treatments

Have scientists solved the mystery of why we itch The amazing images that could lead to radical new treatments Researchers believe they have found specialised nerve cells that detect itchy sensationsUsed flourescent cells in mice to track their reactions and pinpoint itch cells Hope to develop new anti-itch treatments | UPDATED: 19:20 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists have discovered nerve cells that deal solely with itching sensations in a major breakthrough for pain relief.

China building collapse: Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China

Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China One woman pulled from the rubble later died at hospitalAt least one other trapped in the debrisFamilies complained of 'cracks' and were told to evacuate on the morning of the disaster | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 16 December 2012 A desperate rescue operation is ongoing in east China's Zhejiang Province after a six-storey building collapsed today. One woman has died in the accident, with at least one other woman believed to be buried in the rubble. It is unknown if she is alive at present

Roman tomb of General Marcus Nonius Macrinus who inspired Russell Crowe"s Gladiator may have to be reburied

Tomb of Roman general who inspired Russell Crowe's Gladiator could be reburied as Italy can't afford to preserve it Burial place of Marcus Nonius Macrinus was found near river Tiber in 2008 It will be filled in unless 2m can be found to protect it from winter weather | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 10 December 2012 When archaeologists unearthed the well-preserved tomb of a second-century Roman general that had lain under muddy clay for 1800 years, their find was hailed as the most important ancient Roman monument to come to light for decades. The burial place of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, the general who advised Emperor Marcus Aurelius and fought Germanic tribes in the second century, was found at Saxa Rubra, north of Rome, in 2008, and boasted marble pillars and Latin inscriptions. But despite the joy of historians who pored over the important ancient mausoleum, Italian authorities say it may now have to be reburied as they cannot afford the preservation works necessary to keep it open.

What the NHS needs even more than money – a dose of kindness

What the NHS needs even more than money – a dose of kindness | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 4 December 2012 Even today, 19 years on, I can still remember every second of the day my world crashed in. It was a wintery evening in the run-up to Christmas, and my new daughter’s eyesight did not seem to be functioning

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two Lily has chronic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which affects one in 10,000 children aged 16 or underShe takes chemotherapy drugs as this stops the immune system from attacking the jointsHowever, they cause unpleasant side-effects including vomiting | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 When Lily Aird went from being an active toddler to one that could barely walk within the space of weeks, her mother knew that something was seriously wrong. Claire rushed her two-year-old to the doctor and after months of testing and treatment was shocked to be told her daughter had arthritis.