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World News From BBC

US gas leaks not caused by fracking  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:16:30 GMT
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing. 
Call for further cut in sugar intake  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:36:50 GMT
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say. 
Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's'  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:15:55 GMT
A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage. 
Gerrard 'craves' Champions League  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:15 GMT
Steven Gerrard has been "almost jealous" after watching rivals in the Champions League during Liverpool's five-year absence. 
Peterson set to return for Vikings  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:10:48 GMT
Minnesota Vikings reinstate Adrian Peterson despite the running back facing charges of allegedly hitting his child. 
The photographer who rejected racism  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:31:12 GMT
Hugh Mangum, a photographer from North Carolina, defied racial segregation in the early 1900s and opened up his studio to people from all walks of life 
The memory of hell among the sunflowers  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:59 GMT
When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, rescue workers, local residents and journalists rushed to the site - what they saw had a deep and lasting impact. 
UN takes over CAR peace mission  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:09 GMT
The UN formally takes over peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, where about 25% of the population has fled their homes. 
'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:21 GMT
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists. 
French PM faces confidence vote  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:19:35 GMT
Prime Minister Manuel Valls will try to persuade France's National Assembly to back his deeply unpopular government, in a key vote of confidence. 
Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:32:44 GMT
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas. 
Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:45:28 GMT
About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says. 
Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:23:41 GMT
US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War. 
S Yorkshire PCC Wright steps down  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:25:31 GMT
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal. 
Passport delay victims 'need refund'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:07 GMT
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say. 
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First US strike under new IS plan  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:53 GMT
Ukraine and EU to ratify key pact  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:28 GMT
Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:01 GMT
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