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Ebola vaccine to be tested in UK  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:24 GMT
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium. 
NHS complaints rise to 480 every day  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:38:05 GMT
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data. 
Depression in cancer 'overlooked'  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:36:20 GMT
Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say. 
Rooney named new England captain  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:17 GMT
Wayne Rooney is named England captain by manager Roy Hodgson, who also calls up four uncapped players to his squad. 
Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:37:01 GMT
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year. 
The parenting lessons to be taken from movies  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT
It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens. 
The etiquette of reclining seats on flights  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly. 
'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:16 GMT
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal. 
India launches bank accounts for all  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:30 GMT
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor. 
EU widens aid to dairy exporters  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:22 GMT
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU. 
Strike disrupts Argentine capital  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:24:11 GMT
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires. 
Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:17 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect. 
US hostage mother makes video plea  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:03 GMT
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal. 
Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:24:36 GMT
Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election. 
'Significant' rise in migration to UK  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:41:06 GMT
There has been a "statistically significant" increase in net migration into the UK - which reached 243,000 in the year up to March, figures show.