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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK. 
French radio station catches fire  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties. 
Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons. 
Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:33:07 GMT
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single. 
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31:36 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". 
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. 
Djokovic ends Murray's winning run  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:27 GMT
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals. 
Hamilton top in second US practice  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:13:45 GMT
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix. 
The channel that's spiced up French TV  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success? 
VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today 
Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says. 
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year. 
Reduced EU sea mission set to go  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:51 GMT
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa. 
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". 
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist. 
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