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Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little. 
Ebola health team killed in Guinea  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say. 
West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:05:25 GMT
Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United beat them 3-1 at Upton Park. 
Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:11:29 GMT
Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash. 
My family and other ibex  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:20:10 GMT
The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more. 
The father of 26 preaching birth control  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:19:25 GMT
Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school. 
ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors. 
NZ governing party wins elections  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:56:25 GMT
New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show. 
Russian jets intercepted off Alaska  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm. 
Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel. 
Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says. 
NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks. 
Labour attacks England-only MP votes  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:34:38 GMT
Labour warns that creating England-only Commons votes will mean "two classes of MP", as parties deal with Scotland's rejection of independence. 
William on official visit to Malta  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:29:05 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge is on an official visit to Malta to help the country celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. 
Alice search 'largest since 7/7'  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:31:00 GMT
The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says. 
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66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:52:07 GMT
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