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Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87. 
Ian McKellen given freedom of London  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:16 GMT
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights. 
Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia. 
A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland. 
Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over. 
Google developing a cancer detector  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor. 
Murray seals World Tour Finals place  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters. 
Giants beat Royals in World Series  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph. 
Can you cheat your way to fitness?  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT
Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity? 
The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. 
Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak. 
Australia ends sanctions on Fiji  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:23:14 GMT
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month. 
German motorway shooter sentenced  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years. 
Colombian Farc in civilian admission  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians". 
Tunisia secularists win elections  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show. 
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