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Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up' 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:13 GMT 
    Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.


Debuchy sidelined for three months 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:51:40 GMT 
    Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.


Fifa report may prompt charges - MP 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:01:07 GMT 
    A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.


Getting a driving licence without a test 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT 
    In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception.


The scary element that helps probe space's secrets 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT 
    Plutonium may be the most feared substance in the entire periodic table, but it also has peaceful us


More dead in Nigeria church collapse 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:00 GMT 
    The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.


Pakistan appoints new spy chief 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:48:26 GMT 
    Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.


Russia plans for internet crisis 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:40 GMT 
    Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.


Venezuela launches disarmament plan 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:44:35 GMT 
    Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.


Calm follows Yemeni peace deal 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:38:05 GMT 
    The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.


White House intruder had ammo in car 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:40:02 GMT 
    The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.


Labour vow to boost NHS spending 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:46:46 GMT 
    Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.


Phones 4U to shed almost 1,700 jobs 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:06:25 GMT 
    Almost 1,700 jobs are to go at the failed mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.


Hague urges 'English votes' action 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:17:18 GMT 
    William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.


Thai murder police expand DNA tests 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:44:43 GMT 
    Thai police expand DNA testing on the island of Koh Tao to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
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