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Red card for 'greenest' government 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:44:59 GMT 
    The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.


US gas leaks not caused by fracking 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:16:30 GMT 
    A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.


Call for further cut in sugar intake 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:36:50 GMT 
    The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.


Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:15:55 GMT 
    A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage.


Gerrard 'craves' Champions League 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:25:15 GMT 
    Steven Gerrard has been "almost jealous" after watching rivals in the Champions League during Liverpool's five-year absence.


Peterson set to return for Vikings 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:10:48 GMT 
    Minnesota Vikings reinstate Adrian Peterson despite the running back facing charges of allegedly hitting his child.


The photographer who rejected racism 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:31:12 GMT 
    Hugh Mangum, a photographer from North Carolina, defied racial segregation in the early 1900s and opened up his studio to people from all walks of life


The memory of hell among the sunflowers 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:59 GMT 
    When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, rescue workers, local residents and journalists rushed to the site - what they saw had a deep and lasting impact.


UN takes over CAR peace mission 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:09 GMT 
    The UN formally takes over peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, where about 25% of the population has fled their homes.


'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:21 GMT 
    Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.


Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:45:28 GMT 
    About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.


Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:32:44 GMT 
    Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.


Egypt activist to be freed on bail 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:13:56 GMT 
    An Egyptian court orders the release on bail of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah.


Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:23:41 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War.


S Yorkshire PCC Wright steps down 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:20:26 GMT 
    Shaun Wright steps down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner following Rotherham abuse scandal
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