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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.


Yaya Toure targets Champions League 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:31:24 GMT 
    Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.


Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight' 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:48 GMT 
    Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.


My family and other ibex 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:20:10 GMT 
    The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more.


The father of 26 preaching birth control 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:19:25 GMT 
    Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school.


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.


China tennis star Li Na retires 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:41:07 GMT 
    China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.


Salmond to quit after Scots vote No 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:24:04 GMT 
    Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.


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.


Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT 
    Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.


NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT 
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.


Police separate rivals in Glasgow 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:21:59 GMT 
    Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionist and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.


William starts solo visit to Malta 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:50:52 GMT 
    The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.


Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:22:52 GMT 
    Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.
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