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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. 
First transplant of 'dead' heart  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". 
Kiwis stun Australia in Four Nations  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:11:40 GMT
New Zealand shock Australia in the Four Nations with a resounding victory that ended the hosts' 16-match winning run. 
West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:25:21 GMT
Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory. 
The day UFOs stopped play  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it? 
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT
The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers. 
Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide. 
Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:47:11 GMT
A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited. 
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February. 
Life terms for Argentina jail crimes  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s. 
US urges probe into West Bank death  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:03:05 GMT
The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank. 
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York. 
Scottish Labour leader stands down  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:42 GMT
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office". 
Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont. 
Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:52:12 GMT
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.