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Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMT
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended. 
McIlroy has outgrown me - McDowell  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:54:23 GMT
Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's four majors and world number one status may mean the end for their Ryder Cup partnership. 
Man Utd £100m off title - Neville  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:43:51 GMT
Manchester United need two more transfer windows of heavy spending to contend for the title, says ex-defender Phil Neville. 
Ants v humans  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:04:48 GMT
A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true? 
Getting a driving licence without a test  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception. 
JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:27:36 GMT
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse. 
Karzai warns successors beware of US  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:48 GMT
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States. 
Philips plans to split business  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:06:15 GMT
Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the company in two, separating its lighting business from its healthcare division. 
Medellin high-rises demolished  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:22:07 GMT
The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year. 
Cameron to hold talks with Iran  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:53:32 GMT
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979. 
US strikes Islamic State in Syria  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:04:00 GMT
The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says. 
Miliband: We'll build a better life  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:56:34 GMT
Labour leader Ed Miliband says the general election will be decided by who can "build a better life for working people". 
Woman and child killed by train  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:38 GMT
A woman and young child die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire, in "suspicious circumstances", say police. 
Cameron in UN talks over IS action  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:26:46 GMT
David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State. 
Barclays hit by record £38m fine  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:17:19 GMT
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.