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More than five-a-day 'no effect'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. 
Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:25 GMT
Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests. 
Everton set for £23.7m Lukaku signing  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:41:01 GMT
Everton are close to signing Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club-record £23.7m. 
Wednesday's gossip column  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:17:52 GMT
Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini's wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more. 
The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT
In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are. 
The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT
In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions. 
Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:07 GMT
At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 
Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:14:29 GMT
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh. 
Fastest growth in Spain since 2007  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat. 
US travel ban on Venezuela officials  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:03 GMT
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests. 
Libya militias seize Benghazi base  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT
A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli. 
Los Angeles flood hits university  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:03:18 GMT
A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say. 
Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:16:51 GMT
A huge blaze is ripping through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke". 
No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency". 
PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:19 GMT
An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says. 
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