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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 'craves' Champions League  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:15 GMT
Steven Gerrard has been "almost jealous" after watching rivals in the Champions League during Liverpool's five-year absence. 
Allardyce eyes defensive improvement  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:48:28 GMT
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants his side to improve defensively after twice coming from behind to draw at Hull. 
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. 
'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:02:45 GMT
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.