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Liberia bans football over Ebola

29 July 2014 Last updated at 17:48 Sierra Leone is one of the countries battling the outbreak Liberia has suspended all football activities in an effort to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. There was a risk of … Continue reading

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Middle-aged drinking ‘impairs memory’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 01:15 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Patterns of alcohol consumption may have an impact on dementia risk Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, … Continue reading

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Child malaria vaccine ‘milestone’

29 July 2014 Last updated at 19:06 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use … Continue reading

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Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:40 Simon Wood was found dead after being charged with sexually abusing children British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and … Continue reading

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West Africa flight ban over Ebola

29 July 2014 Last updated at 18:33 Health workers are battling to contain the deadliest outbreak of Ebola A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly … Continue reading

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More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:05 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Some countries recommend eating 10 portions a day of fruit or veg New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating … Continue reading

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Bank of England bonus clawback plan

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:00 The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them, the BBC understands. Losses, poor risk … Continue reading

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U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship’s distance from the Texas shore and urged … Continue reading

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Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer’s World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had … Continue reading

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. Israel’s Channel Two TV … Continue reading

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