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May 25, 2001

Clinton opens Oxford institute
Former US President Bill Clinton was at Oxford University this afternoon to open its new institute for the study of American culture and politics. Following the official ceremony, Mr Clinton, a former Rhodes scholar, met 245 other Rhodes scholars in residence at the university.

Mad cow disease gains pace
Mad cow disease has claimed its 100th victim and scientists have warned that the epidemic could be gaining pace. But Roy Anderson, from Imperial College, London, a member of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee, said: "It will be a long time before we have an idea of the scale of the epidemic."

Surgeon cleared of poor practice
A surgeon on leave for more than a year after concerns were raised about his work is to return to the operating theatre, his employers said today. Grampian University Hospital National Health Service Trust said an independent audit had dispelled concerns about Hardy Remmen’s record.

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