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US waists 'grow an inch in a decade' 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:25 GMT 
    Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

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.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:26:23 GMT 
    Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.

Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:03:33 GMT 
    Cesc Fabregas scores his first for Chelsea but they are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.

The freedivers who swim with whales 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT 
    A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.

VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers? 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:30:29 GMT 
    Juan Vela is one of very few artisans making traditional, handcrafted castanets for Spanish flamenco.

South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:09 GMT 
    South Sudan's government says it will not expel foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.

China leader Xi begins India visit 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:47:43 GMT 
    China's President Xi Jinping begins his first official visit to India aiming to improve ties and boost Chinese investment.

Shares plunge after Russian arrest 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:41:55 GMT 
    Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.

Odile storm moves towards Arizona 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:04 GMT 
    Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Dozens killed in Syria air strikes 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:24:15 GMT 
    Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.

'Genius grant' winners announced 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:20 GMT 
    A physicist, a graphic memoirist and an organiser of home care workers are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.

Henning says Syria visit 'worthwhile' 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:06:16 GMT 
    Video footage of British hostage Alan Henning - filmed before he was captured by militants in Syria - shows him saying going to the country was "worthwhile".

Thai murder police quiz two Britons 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:50:16 GMT 
    Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.

UK jobless rate falls to 2008 low 
  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:59:13 GMT 
    The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.
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