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Call for further cut in sugar intake  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:36:50 GMT
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say. 
Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's'  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:15:55 GMT
A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage. 
Gerrard 'jealous' during Euro absence  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:15 GMT
Steven Gerrard has been "craving" Champions League football after watching rivals in the competition during Liverpool's five-year absence. 
Hull City 2-2 West Ham United  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:44 GMT
Enner Valencia scores a stunner for West Ham, who come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Hull in the Premier League. 
The photographer who rejected racism  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:31:12 GMT
Hugh Mangum, a photographer from North Carolina, defied racial segregation in the early 1900s and opened up his studio to people from all walks of life 
The memory of hell among the sunflowers  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:59 GMT
When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, rescue workers, local residents and journalists rushed to the site - what they saw had a deep and lasting impact. 
UN takes over CAR peace mission  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:09 GMT
The UN formally takes over peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, where about 25% of the population has fled their homes. 
Afghan rape death sentences upheld  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:39:09 GMT
An Afghan court upholds the death sentences for five men convicted of gang raping four women, in a case which has sparked national outrage. 
Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:45:28 GMT
About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says. 
Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:32:44 GMT
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas. 
Egypt activist to be freed on bail  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:13:56 GMT
An Egyptian court orders the release on bail of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah. 
Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:23:41 GMT
US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War. 
Passport delay victims 'need refund'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:07 GMT
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say. 
Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:09:15 GMT
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton are revealed. 
Freed prisoners 'lack home and job'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:32:46 GMT
Only one in six of prisoners in England and Wales have somewhere to live and a job or training placement when they are freed, inspectors suggest.