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Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT 
    A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.


Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMT 
    Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.


Torres joins Milan on two-year loan 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:26:55 GMT 
    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.


Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:07:21 GMT 
    Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.


The last Armenians of Myanmar 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT 
    The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?


Guns a part of American childhood 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:39:28 GMT 
    This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns. Those who do often start young


Senegal confirms first Ebola case 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:28:21 GMT 
    Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.


Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:31:24 GMT 
    Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.


Poland blocks Russian minister's jet 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:24:56 GMT 
    Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.


Ecuador to bring in digital currency 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:45 GMT 
    Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.


More than 3m have fled Syria - UN 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:02:53 GMT 
    The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.


Tougher NFL domestic violence policy 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08:30 GMT 
    The NFL has toughened its policy on domestic violence which could lead to a lifetime ban for a second offence.


George Galloway attacked on street 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:14:32 GMT 
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.


Missing boy's 'life is in danger' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:06:22 GMT 
    The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.


Darkness stops sea search for boy 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:18 GMT 
    A search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea off Anglesey has been called off overnight due to the darkness.
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