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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. 
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving. 
Bell & Buttler put England on top  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:11 GMT
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7. 
Spurs close in on Southampton pair  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:52:10 GMT
Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. 
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. 
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:38 GMT
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. 
France offers Iraq Christians asylum  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul. 
Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:58 GMT
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges. 
Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say. 
Lightning kills man on US beach  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:59:25 GMT
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. 
UK 'battle group' to go to Poland  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:35 GMT
The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says. 
Gold medal record for Scotland  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:23 GMT
Scotland set a new national record of 12 Commonwealth Games gold medals midway through day five in Glasgow. 
Man admits Help for Heroes fraud  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:18 GMT
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.