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Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMT 
    A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.


Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT 
    Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.


Cook will not quit as ODI skipper 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:28:28 GMT 
    Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.


England v Norway 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMT 
    Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.


The girl with three biological parents 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT 
    Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.


How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT 
    The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.


Nigeria militants 'seize' major town 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT 
    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.


Afghan militants 'may join IS' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT 
    Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.


EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT 
    Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.


'Cartel links' mayors to be charged 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT 
    Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.


IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT 
    Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.


Teachers' strike in Canada schools 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:52:27 GMT 
    A teacher's strike in British Columbia has postponed the first day of school for about 50,000 children.


Islamic State holding British captive 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT 
    A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.


Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT 
    Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.


Lib Dems pledge more free childcare 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:33:28 GMT 
    The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.
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