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Botox may have cancer fighting role  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:18:59 GMT
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest. 
Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:12:59 GMT
Around 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests. 
Mackay apologises over text row  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:43:43 GMT
Malky Mackay apologises for sending two one-line text messages he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures". 
Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:59:03 GMT
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. 
The island that kids learn to leave  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:26:53 GMT
As hundreds of thousands of people leave Ireland to look for work, rural communities - such as those on Achill Island - are struggling to survive. 
VIDEO: Partition of India: My memories  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:46:03 GMT
In 1947, India split from Pakistan forcing millions of people to leave their homes in search of safety. 
Boko Haram 'control police academy'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:54:13 GMT
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC. 
Thailand coup general named as PM  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:16 GMT
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote. 
Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:40:55 GMT
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley. 
Guatemalan top general dies in crash  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:28 GMT
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says. 
Iran MPs dismiss science minister  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:07 GMT
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani. 
Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:37 GMT
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds. 
GCSE grades rise, but fall in English  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:08:50 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system 
Comedian read paper while driving  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:03:57 GMT
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire. 
Child sex abuser jailed for 18 years  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:15 GMT
A man from North Yorkshire who raped and sexually abused two young girls is jailed for 18 years.