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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:50 GMT
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading. 
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving. 
England's Gemili takes 100m silver  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:26 GMT
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold. 
Bell & Buttler put England on top  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:11 GMT
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7. 
Germany's super-shy super-rich  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT
Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption? 
The people who want to be near a tornado  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:37 GMT
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger? 
Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:12:03 GMT
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze. 
Kerry visits India to improve ties  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:09:07 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi. 
France offers Iraq Christians asylum  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul. 
Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:58 GMT
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges. 
Emirates to stop flying over Iraq  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:08 GMT
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports. 
Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:34:23 GMT
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter. 
Migrant benefits to be tightened  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:41:40 GMT
The UK is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects. 
Pause NHS privatisation - Labour  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:13:45 GMT
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary. 
Gold medal record for Scotland  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:28:45 GMT
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.