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Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock." 
'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space. 
Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers. 
Distinct ME stages found, says study  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. 
Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests. 
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:32:55 GMT
Philippe Coutinho scores the winner as Liverpool dent Manchester City's Premier League title bid with victory at Anfield. 
Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:51:47 GMT
Celtic move closer to the title as they end Aberdeen's unbeaten run and go six-points clear at the top of the table. 
Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:36 GMT
Fifty years ago Singapore gained independence - it became one of the region's leading economies thanks to immigrants like Sharanjit Leyl's grandfather. 
The 30-day worm and cricket diet  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:10:22 GMT
A US student is just finishing a 30-day diet in which he has eaten insects three times a day - and he says they're much better than you might think. 
Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT
Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds. 
Rare bear cub found outside circus  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT
A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus. 
Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:23:41 GMT
Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive. 
William meets Japan tsunami victims  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:37:30 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge hears the harrowing stories of survivors of the Japanese tsunami during his visit to communities hit by the disaster. 
Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:08 GMT
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m. 
Venezuela limits US diplomats  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:44 GMT
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country. 
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