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Saudi health minister sacked  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:57 GMT
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise. 
Cancer teen hits £1m charity target  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:54:57 GMT
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers. 
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:59:50 GMT
Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage in their Champions League semi-final against holders Bayern Munich. 
Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:13:58 GMT
Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America. 
The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort." 
DR Congo train in deadly derailment  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:40 GMT
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say. 
Everest Sherpas discuss boycott  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:52:44 GMT
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues. 
Russian Duma passes film swearing ban  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:41 GMT
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art. 
Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police. 
Lebanese MPs fail to elect president  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:27:10 GMT
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May. 
Chelsea Manning granted name change  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:17 GMT
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea. 
Three children found dead in London  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:10:51 GMT
A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder. 
Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:17 GMT
Senior Lib Dem Danny Alexander rules out suggestions his party could support a minority Labour or Tory government after the next election. 
Jets scrambled over Russian planes  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:19:09 GMT
RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says. 
Violent crime 'continues to fall'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:23:17 GMT
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals. 
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Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:14 GMT
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