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Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes. 
Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMT
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say. 
Torres joins Milan on two-year loan  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:26:55 GMT
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms. 
Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:07:21 GMT
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix. 
The last Armenians of Myanmar  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT
The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church? 
Guns a part of American childhood  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:39:28 GMT
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns. Those who do often start young 
Senegal confirms first Ebola case  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:28:21 GMT
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak. 
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:31:24 GMT
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year. 
Poland blocks Russian minister's jet  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:24:56 GMT
Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia. 
Ecuador to bring in digital currency  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:45 GMT
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December. 
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:02:53 GMT
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees. 
US steps up sanctions over Iran  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:54:03 GMT
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme. 
UK's terror threat level raised  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:29 GMT
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces. 
George Galloway attacked on street  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:29:47 GMT
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says. 
Missing boy's 'life is in danger'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:06:22 GMT
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.