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Nigeria declared free of Ebola  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:44 GMT
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases. 
Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests. 
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:53:38 GMT
Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind. 
Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:23 GMT
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend. 
On the tracks of Australia's last record maker  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT
How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press. 
Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:37 GMT
Hugh Schofield reveals the colourful history of the British ambassador's residence in Paris - courtesy of the butler. 
Zambia's Sata goes for health check  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:38:22 GMT
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill. 
Sri Lanka calls early elections  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:30 GMT
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term. 
Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:12:34 GMT
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia. 
Federal police sent to Mexico towns  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMT
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago. 
Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:11:06 GMT
Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row. 
Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:53 GMT
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. 
Flights axed due to weather warning  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:46:16 GMT
Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK. 
Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:02:55 GMT
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers. 
Plan to jail armed muggers longer  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:17:01 GMT
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines. 
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