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In Brief: Floods sweep Europe, killing 11

Swathes of suburban Prague were under water after floods which have killed 11 people swept across central Europe, and the deluge moved towards Germany where more than 10,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Forecasters said receding rains would help water levels to drop across the Czech Republic, but that parts of Germany, Slovakia and Hungary, would be hit in the coming days.

 

DAILY SUNSCREEN SLOWS AGEING

NEW research has found that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the ageing of skin.

Researchers in Australia studied 900 people under 55 and compared those randomly assigned to use sunscreen daily to those who used it when they deemed it necessary.

After four years, those who used sunscreen regularly had younger-looking hands, with 24pc less skin ageing than those who used it sometimes.

 

BOMBER KILLS 10 CHILDREN

A SUICIDE bomber targeting an American military delegation outside a government office in Afghanistan has killed 13 people, including 10 children.

The attack comes as the Taliban and other militants step up bombings and raids on police posts in a major test of the ability of Afghan soldiers and police to hold ground without international military forces, which are withdrawing.


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