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Farmers to protest milk price cuts 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:45:15 GMT 
    Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.

Smell test 'may predict lifespan' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:48:37 GMT 
    US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.

Cancer gene test 'would save lives' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:04:36 GMT 
    Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.

Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:08:43 GMT 
    Danny Welbeck scores his first senior hat-trick as 10-man Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League.

Caterham to race on despite bailiffs 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:33:44 GMT 
    Formula 1 team Caterham pledge to compete in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite bailiffs visiting their base.

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT 
    In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, with the help of a laboratory in Bosnia, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them.

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT 
    For much of September, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not in Japan.

Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:52:22 GMT 
    Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.

Japan volcano eruption deaths rise 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:59:00 GMT 
    Rescue workers in Japan recover more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 47 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.

New Nato chief urges Russian rethink 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:44 GMT 
    The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.

Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:49:31 GMT 
    US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.

Syria peacekeeping 'impossible' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:13 GMT 
    The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:24:02 GMT 
    Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:57:59 GMT 
    David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Over 500 GP practices 'risk closure' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:52:57 GMT 
    Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the ageing workforce, doctors' leaders say.
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