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Six seconds 'can transform health'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:46:31 GMT
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers. 
'Nerve centre for appetite control'  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:39:43 GMT
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice. 
Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:21:11 GMT
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian GP. 
Cook makes 95 as England thrive  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:11:06 GMT
England captain Alastair Cook falls for 95 but Gary Ballance hits a century on day one of the third Test against India. 
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? 
The cellar that still holds Goering's wine  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:02:50 GMT
When Moldova shifted towards the EU, Russia responded by targeting its vineyards - an industry with an intriguing past. 
South Africa shock NZ to win gold  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:17 GMT
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record. 
MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:57:27 GMT
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says. 
Bidding starts for fracking licences  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:36:25 GMT
The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces. 
'Miners' grave' found in Bolivia  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:17:36 GMT
A grave containing at least 400 people is unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners. 
Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:21:22 GMT
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says. 
US 'will send migrant youths home'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:12:05 GMT
President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home. 
Government 'turns back' on victims  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:47:12 GMT
Ministers are "turning their backs" on victims of domestic violence, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will say in a speech later. 
Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:34:21 GMT
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause major travel problems across part of south-east England. 
Passport workers go on strike  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:05:26 GMT
Thousands of passport workers are striking over staffing and pay, with the government saying their action could threaten people's holidays.