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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. 
Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth'  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:03 GMT
Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say. 
New species of frog in urban jungle  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:36:06 GMT
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species. 
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 16:07:22 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. 
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. 
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? 
Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:16 GMT
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak. 
Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:17 GMT
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people. 
German hostage freed in Nigeria  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:04 GMT
A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed. 
Mexico head meets students' families  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests. 
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.