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Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests. 
Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:03 GMT
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital. 
Real's Bale doubtful for Liverpool  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:41 GMT
Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Anfield. 
Manning breaks NFL touchdown record  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:35:42 GMT
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers. 
The element that causes arguments  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:59:19 GMT
Uranium is the most divisive of elements. It's been used in nuclear bombs and power stations - both of which fray tempers. 
The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:54:38 GMT
It's well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten. 
'Boko Haram raids' despite truce  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:47:07 GMT
Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say. 
Sri Lanka calls early elections  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:45 GMT
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term. 
Spanish nurse's Ebola test negative  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:39:20 GMT
The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the government says. 
Federal police sent to Mexico towns  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMT
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago. 
Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:11:06 GMT
Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row. 
Body found in US hunt for student  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:54:30 GMT
Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September. 
Fire at power station investigated  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:27:56 GMT
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire. 
Strong winds and rain expected in UK  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:14 GMT
Strong winds and rain are expected in many parts of UK on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit, forecasters warn. 
Head's term-time leave 'appropriate'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:35:56 GMT
A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate". 
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