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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. 
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. 
Man Utd agree fee with Ajax for Blind  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:09:05 GMT
Netherlands international Daley Blind is set to become Manchester United's fifth summer signing after a fee is agreed with Ajax. 
Milan agree two-year loan for Torres  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:26:55 GMT
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will move to AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms. 
VIDEO: California's new gold rush  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:02:13 GMT
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush. 
Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:13:44 GMT
In Nashville, Kurdish immigrants have built a lively community. Monica Campbell took a tour with a local resident. 
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. 
EU leaders to decide top jobs  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:40:04 GMT
Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs. 
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. 
Missing Ashya King 'may be in Spain'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:24:40 GMT
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, missing since being taken out of hospital by his parents against medical advice, may be in Spain, Hampshire Police say. 
MH17 crash: Briton's body identified  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:15:35 GMT
The Foreign Office confirms the body of John Alder, one of 10 Britons killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash, has been identified. 
Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:01:55 GMT
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.