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Liberia bans football over Ebola 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:48:07 GMT 
    Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

'Brain hub predicts negative events' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:40:42 GMT 
    Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.

England make India batsmen struggle 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:21:46 GMT 
    James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:46 GMT 
    Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

Germany's super-shy super-rich 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT 
    Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption?

The people who want to be near a tornado 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:37 GMT 
    In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:53 GMT 
    Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:34:33 GMT 
    A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT 
    The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:22:27 GMT 
    SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.

France offers Iraq Christians asylum 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT 
    France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Deal on US college sport concussions 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:25 GMT 
    The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.

MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:15:24 GMT 
    The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body.

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:22 GMT 
    A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

Record breaking Games for Glasgow 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:01:14 GMT 
    As Glasgow becomes Scotland's most successful Games, more records are broken by athletes and visitors alike.
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