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Climate change remedies 'affordable'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:57:55 GMT
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk. 
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. 
Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets Razgrad  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:48:21 GMT
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on their Champions League return. 
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:51:49 GMT
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory. 
The church described as a 'symbol of evil'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:15:00 GMT
Plans to rebuild a church that is linked to Hitler have divided Germany and sparked a row about how the country deals with its past. 
VIDEO: What the clothes in your wardrobe say about you  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:19:23 GMT
Photographer Yassine El Mansouri explores what all the clothes a person wears - and those that remain untouched in the wardrobe - say about an individual. 
South Sudan bans foreign workers  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:07:54 GMT
South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis. 
Fiji coup leader faces electorate  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:37:53 GMT
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006. 
Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:55:56 GMT
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says. 
Odile storm moves up Mexico coast  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:07:06 GMT
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods. 
Turkey mulls anti-IS 'buffer zone'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:08:47 GMT
Turkey is developing plans for a buffer zone on its border with Iraq and Syria against Islamic State militants, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. 
Pennsylvania police 'killer' named  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:49:51 GMT
Pennsylvania State Police identify a suspect in the killing of one state trooper and the wounding of another on Friday. 
Academy regulation 'too weak'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:01:04 GMT
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research. 
PCC resigns over child abuse scandal  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:17 GMT
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.