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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. 
Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:31 GMT
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows. 
Maribor 1-1 Celtic  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:34:14 GMT
Callum McGregor scores an away goal as Celtic draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off. 
Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:21 GMT
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban. 
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. 
Fear over Somali radio closure  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:21:25 GMT
The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages. 
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:30 GMT
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. 
Bodies found after Tornado collision  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:16:17 GMT
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown. 
Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:03 GMT
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients. 
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. 
Texas governor pleads not guilty  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:05:34 GMT
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign. 
Beheading suspect 'probably British'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:54:46 GMT
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British. 
'Volatile' GCSE results expected  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:46:47 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools. 
Labour in energy regulator pledge  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:38:41 GMT
Labour pledges to give the regulator Ofgem the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.