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Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

September 17, 2014 - 1:46pm
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
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Villa manager Lambert signs new deal

September 17, 2014 - 1:46pm
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert signs a contract extension until June 2018 following an unbeaten start to the season.
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Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?

September 17, 2014 - 1:36pm
Could Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?
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Farmers call for government support

September 17, 2014 - 1:28pm
Farmers urge the next government to give agriculture a boost at the 2015 election - with a list of demands to increase food production and help business.
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What's gone wrong with the NFL?

September 17, 2014 - 1:22pm
What's gone wrong with the NFL?
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Peterson suspended by Vikings

September 17, 2014 - 1:21pm
Minnesota Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson from all team activities while facing charges of allegedly hitting his child.
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Artists' personal collections on show

September 17, 2014 - 12:55pm
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
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Thai murder police quiz two Britons

September 17, 2014 - 12:50pm
Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.
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South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban

September 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
South Sudan's government says it will not ban foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.
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Austria’s Alps hit by climate change

September 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
Austria, with its sensitive Alpine regions, has been particularly hard hit by climate change, a major survey says.
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Dozens killed in Syria air strikes

September 17, 2014 - 12:24pm
Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.
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Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic

September 17, 2014 - 11:43am
Five ways to break the deadly epidemic
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European car sales continue recovery

September 17, 2014 - 11:37am
European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
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Arrest over war artefacts theft

September 17, 2014 - 11:24am
A large haul of World War One and Two hand grenades, rifles, mortar shell, hand guns and ammunition are found in a house.
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'Genius grant' winners announced

September 17, 2014 - 11:09am
A physicist, a graphic memoirist and an organiser of home care workers are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.
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Ukraine to vet one million officials

September 17, 2014 - 10:32am
Ukraine will screen one million civil servants to root out corrupt practices, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk says.
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eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

September 17, 2014 - 10:32am
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
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VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006

September 17, 2014 - 10:28am
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.
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Sony predicts increased losses

September 17, 2014 - 10:21am
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.
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VIDEO: Why bagpipe makers want No vote

September 17, 2014 - 10:11am
The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.
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