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Bill Turnbull leaving BBC Breakfast 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:03:34 GMT 
    Bill Turnbull announces he is leaving BBC Breakfast after nearly 15 years saying that was "more than enough for me and the audience"

Climate event 'among strongest' 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:10:42 GMT 
    This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Maths helps prepare for new diseases 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:22:21 GMT 
    Researchers develop a mathematical model that can help determine the surveillance effort required to detect the arrival of costly invasive pathogens.

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:32:36 GMT 
    A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.

Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer' 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:01:44 GMT 
    The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.

Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:39:00 GMT 
    Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.

Transfer spending at record high 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:59:43 GMT 
    The summer transfer window is the richest ever at £870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches £1bn for the first time.

William Ash: The cooler king 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:42:42 GMT 
    The real story of the PoW played by Steve McQueen

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:34:53 GMT 
    An emotional arrival in Europe

Durban hosts 2022 Commonwealth Games 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:47:07 GMT 
    Durban will be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games as it is confirmed as the venue for 2022.

Nigerian drones to fight oil theft 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:38:07 GMT 
    Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says.

Death row delay for Pakistan paraplegic 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:23:40 GMT 
    Pakistani prison officials miss a court deadline to explain how they would hang a disabled man on death row for a murder he says he did not commit.

Japanese suggest new Olympic logos 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:43:03 GMT 
    Japanese people are making suggestions for a new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games logo, as the official one was scrapped.

Migrants on track disrupt Eurostar 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:10:14 GMT 
    Up to 2,000 Eurostar passengers have train journeys disrupted after migrants in Calais got on to tracks near the Channel Tunnel in France.

Federer races to first-round win 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:12:39 GMT 
    Second seed Roger Federer races past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in 77 minutes to reach the second round of the US Open.
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