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Six seconds 'can transform health'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:46:31 GMT
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers. 
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving. 
Arsenal complete £16m Chambers signing  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:26:46 GMT
Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of understood to be about £16m. 
Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:21:11 GMT
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian GP. 
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? 
The cellar that still holds Goering's wine  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:02:50 GMT
When Moldova shifted towards the EU, Russia responded by targeting its vineyards - an industry with an intriguing past. 
AH5017 'black boxes' now in France  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:53:01 GMT
Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning. 
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:38 GMT
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. 
Nibali seals Tour de France win  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:05:53 GMT
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris. 
Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:10:39 GMT
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges. 
Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say. 
US 'will send migrant youths home'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:12:05 GMT
President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home. 
Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:29 GMT
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill. 
Gold medal record for Scotland  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:23 GMT
Scotland set a new national record of 12 Commonwealth Games gold medals midway through day five in Glasgow. 
UK 'battle group' to go to Poland  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:25:04 GMT
The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercise as part of Nato initiative, defence secretary Michael Fallon has announced.