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Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:48:00 GMT 
    Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.


Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT 
    A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.


Ebola health team killed in Guinea 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT 
    Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.


West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:05:25 GMT 
    Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United beat them 3-1 at Upton Park.


Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal' 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:11:29 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash.


The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT 
    Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table, but it also saves lives.


Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:05:11 GMT 
    Cokie Van Der Velde, a water and sanitation specialist, has just flown to Liberia - she explains why she decided to go to a place with the deadly virus.


ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT 
    The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.


NZ governing party wins elections 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:56:25 GMT 
    New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show.


French farmers torch tax office 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:49:30 GMT 
    Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.


Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT 
    Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.


Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT 
    Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.


Russian jets intercepted off Alaska 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT 
    Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.


Labour 'to raise minimum wage to £8' 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:54:03 GMT 
    The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.


UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:51:16 GMT 
    The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
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