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How corals stir up their world  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:57:27 GMT
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals. 
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. 
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US. 
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. 
Falcao caps record summer spending  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:22:59 GMT
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Man Utd was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m. 
Man Utd identity is broken - Phelan  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:35:33 GMT
Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan fears the club's identity is broken with the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal. 
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. 
Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:24:11 GMT
Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan. 
British activist in Thailand trial  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:25:54 GMT
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation. 
Thousands in late rush to vote  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:27 GMT
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote. 
Coahuila approves same-sex marriage  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:42:03 GMT
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives. 
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. 
US works to free trio in N Korea  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:50:51 GMT
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help. 
Ashya case under review, says CPS  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:16:11 GMT
The parents of Ashya King have had their case put under "immediate review", the Crown Prosecution Service says. 
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