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More than five-a-day 'no effect' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT 
    New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.


Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory' 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:25 GMT 
    Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.


England close in on win over India 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:51:08 GMT 
    England will be confident of beating India in the third Test to level the series, after setting them a target of 445.


Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:29:29 GMT 
    England's Greg Rutherford wins Commonwealth long jump gold to add to the Olympic title he won in London in 2012.


The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT 
    In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.


The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT 
    In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.


Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34' 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:07 GMT 
    At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:14:29 GMT 
    The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.


Fastest growth in Spain since 2007 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT 
    Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.


US travel ban on Venezuela officials 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:03 GMT 
    The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.


'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:42:17 GMT 
    At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.


Senators in campus sex assault push 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:49:45 GMT 
    A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.


Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:19 GMT 
    A huge blaze is ripping through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".


No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT 
    Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".


PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:19 GMT 
    An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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