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Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art. 
Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. 
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. 
Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:53:34 GMT
Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards. 
Beckham sad to see Welbeck leave  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:13:51 GMT
David Beckham says he is sad to see striker Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United but believes he will succeed at 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. 
Pakistan MPs hold emergency session  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:42 GMT
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation. 
EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:35:30 GMT
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says. 
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. 
IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq. 
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 situation not right - police  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:22:53 GMT
Hampshire Police chief constable says the situation involving Ashya King's parents "is not right", and they should be reunited with him. 
Abuse case council faces inspection  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:08 GMT
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal, Home Secretary Theresa May says. 
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