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Minister wants end to animal testing  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:49:11 GMT
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end. 
WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:49:24 GMT
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan. 
Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:46 GMT
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. 
Cook relieved by England victory  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:39:16 GMT
Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form. 
Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:55:52 GMT
Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold. 
American Vogue's first black cover girl  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:40 GMT
Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that. 
How do you get your face on the dollar?  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:04:54 GMT
The US is debating putting a woman's face on the US dollar. How does it happen? 
Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:37 GMT
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway. 
England win to level India series  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:16:44 GMT
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1. 
Forensic scientists reach MH17 site  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:35 GMT
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day. 
Argentina blames US for debt default  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:50:43 GMT
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent". 
Filipinos urged to leave Libya  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11:48 GMT
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped. 
Police urged to carry drugs antidote  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:17 GMT
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone. 
Whistle-blowers often victimised - MPs  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:31 GMT
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says. 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:57 GMT
Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.