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A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:12:29 GMT
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle. 
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:16:49 GMT
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it. 
'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:17 GMT
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. 
India court recognises third gender  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:15:21 GMT
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities. 
Berlusconi to do community service  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:37 GMT
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud. 
Chilean residents survey fire damage  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:36 GMT
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port. 
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:34 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says. 
Boston marks bombing anniversary  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:58:42 GMT
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors. 
Parents find out primary places  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:00:16 GMT
Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place. 
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:29:02 GMT
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust. 
UK warns Russia on long-term future  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:33:21 GMT
There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says. 
Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:32 GMT
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, the secretary of state is due to say. 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
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