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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. 
Children hit by tooth decay at three  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:02 GMT
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows. 
Man Utd consider midweek friendlies  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:26:13 GMT
Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football. 
Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:08:32 GMT
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom of the top flight. 
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. 
Libya parliament rivals hold talks  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:43:45 GMT
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames. 
Japan volcano eruption intensifies  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:45:25 GMT
Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies. 
EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:32:17 GMT
The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU. 
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. 
IS and Iraq battle over key town  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:50:18 GMT
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad. 
Intruder 'ran through' White House  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:27 GMT
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report. 
May: New extremism powers needed  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:29:37 GMT
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says. 
PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:29 GMT
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020. 
Pupils' images on teacher's computer  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:25:37 GMT
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was recently found dead. 
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