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Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:44:40 GMT
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says. 
Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:02:29 GMT
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese. 
Manchester City 1-1 Roma  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:19:25 GMT
Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a 1-1 draw. 
Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:06:15 GMT
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 to go top of Champions League Group G. 
One people, 1,200 sausages  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:18:46 GMT
The history of Germany in beer and bratwurst. 
A jihadist beheading in middle America?  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:20:24 GMT
It is still unclear whether a man who beheaded his co-worker did so in a violent rage, or as an act of jihad. 
Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:41:08 GMT
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August. 
India teacher 'locked boy in kennel'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:37:19 GMT
Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class. 
EU to keep Russia sanctions in place  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:46 GMT
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective. 
Venezuela defends Clorox seizure  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:46 GMT
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox. 
Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:00 GMT
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment. 
Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:19 GMT
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying. 
RAF jets strike first IS targets  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:37:48 GMT
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday. 
May: Our values will beat extremists  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:42 GMT
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says. 
DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:51:06 GMT
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences. 
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