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Polanski freed after US arrest bid  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:23 GMT
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail. 
Dench and Watson honoured in LA  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:08 GMT
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA. 
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. 
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. 
Gerrard open to move from Liverpool  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:27:03 GMT
Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract. 
Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:27:05 GMT
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club. 
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. 
India bans official luxury travel  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:16:37 GMT
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures. 
Drones buzz French nuclear plants  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants. 
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". 
Mass graves found in western Iraq  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:19:05 GMT
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.