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A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".
Obama is reframing "war on terror" in local terms, says PJ Crowley
The UK is to send a team of NHS medical experts to help those who have been left wounded by the fighting in Gaza, Downing Street says.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
Persuading those planning to fight in Syria to come home
Canada launches a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its claim for oil-rich undersea territory up to the North Pole.
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.