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African food security on the menu  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security. 
Test Ebola drug '100% effective'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. 
Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:51:16 GMT
UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections. 
Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:24:21 GMT
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic. 
Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:01 GMT
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m. 
The girl with three biological parents  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT
Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common. 
How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT
The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity. 
Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:59:35 GMT
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east. 
Mining tax repealed by Australia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:45:08 GMT
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party. 
Nato plans rapid response force  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:28:51 GMT
Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says. 
Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:35 GMT
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco. 
Libya militias 'seize ministries'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:06:17 GMT
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed. 
Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:35 GMT
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest. 
'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:45 GMT
There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says. 
Ashya case under review, says CPS  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:55:50 GMT
The parents of Ashya King have had their case put under "immediate review", the Crown Prosecution Service says. 
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