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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.


England's Gemili takes 100m silver 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:26 GMT 
    England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.


Bell & Buttler put England on top 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:11 GMT 
    Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.


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?


South Africa shock NZ to win gold 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:17 GMT 
    South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.


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.


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.


Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:58 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.


Emirates to stop flying over Iraq 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:08 GMT 
    Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.


Lightning kills man on US beach 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:49:47 GMT 
    One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.


Migrant benefits to be tightened 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:03:10 GMT 
    The time during which EU migrants can claim a range of UK benefits if they do not have realistic job prospects is to be halved to three months.


Pause NHS privatisation - Labour 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:13:45 GMT 
    NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.


Gold medal record for Scotland 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:28:45 GMT 
    Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
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