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Smell test 'may predict lifespan' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:48:37 GMT 
    US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.


Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:27:08 GMT 
    Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.


No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:19:53 GMT 
    England boss Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who is not in his latest squad.


India beat Pakistan to hockey gold 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:36:06 GMT 
    India win their first Asian Games hockey gold in 16 years after beating rivals Pakistan on penalties in Incheon.


How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT 
    In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, with the help of a laboratory in Bosnia, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them.


Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT 
    For much of September, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not in Japan.


Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:52:22 GMT 
    Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.


Taliban kill three in Kabul attack 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:04:36 GMT 
    At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.


Lithuania accuses Russia over boat 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:17 GMT 
    Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.


Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:31:16 GMT 
    The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.


Top Bahrain rights activist arrested 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:45:17 GMT 
    Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.


Florida music row killer guilty 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:41:10 GMT 
    Michael Dunn is found guilty in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis, a teenager shot during a row over loud music at a petrol station in Florida.


Wonga to write off £220m of loans 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:22:45 GMT 
    Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.


Three 'held over Thai killings' 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:23:39 GMT 
    Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.


Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:20:17 GMT 
    Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
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