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Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'

HEALTH - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:07
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.

Falling oil prices: Winners and losers

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?

The world's fastest ambulance

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
The world's fastest ambulance, the world's speediest border, a fully functional mobile courtroom - the UAE's smart government technology on show at Gitex.

VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.

Chiquita rejects banana buyout

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:12
US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.

Global share prices continue to slip

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:50
Share prices in the US fell before recovering on Thursday, breaking the slide seen in markets across Europe as fears of a global economic slowdown mount.

Nigeria fights back against Ebola

HEALTH - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:14
Nigeria's lesson in how to prevent an outbreak

Google earnings miss expectations

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:38
Internet giant Google reports third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, down 5% from the same period a year earlier, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.

Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:32
Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.

Ex-Rabobank traders in US Libor suit

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:32
Two British ex-Rabobank traders are charged by the US Department of Justice with manipulating the Libor rate, bringing the total number of ex-Rabobank employees charged to six.

Liverpool theatre wins Stirling Prize

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:27
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre wins this year's Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.

Carnivores 'help trees shed thorns'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:23
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.

Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:04
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.

Mining firm calls in administrators

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:35
London Mining calls in administrators after running out of cash to operate iron ore mine in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:11
A New York Times columnist argues the US and Saudi Arabia are using lower oil prices to advance their foreign policy goals.

Three UK airports sold in £1bn deal

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:49
Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports are sold by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings in a £1bn deal.

VIDEO: Inside Huawei's anechoic chamber

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:40
The BBC's Linda Yueh has a look inside Chinese technology giant Huawei's anechoic chamber, during a tour of their headquarters.

Carell: Fake nose helped film role

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:35
Actor Steve Carell says the prosthetic nose he wore for the film Foxcatcher made people treat him differently on set.

Iranian investment scene 'improving'

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:33
As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.

The changing face of Sherlock Holmes

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:18
A new exhibition looks at the changing face of Sherlock Holmes