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Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT
Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema. 
Wildlife loss link to child slavery  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery. 
Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:42 GMT
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports. 
US manhunt for tuberculosis patient  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:44:49 GMT
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious. 
'New virus' discovered in human gut  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:14:03 GMT
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before. 
Hamilton at back of grid after fire  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:14:33 GMT
Lewis Hamilton has suffered a major blow to his title chances with a fire early in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix. 
Jones claims individual ribbon gold  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:37:32 GMT
Francesca Jones wins Wales' first Glasgow 2014 gold in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline. 
How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:56 GMT
In the space of eight days, three passenger planes have been lost in mid-flight - how unusual a cluster of accidents so close together? 
A country where liberal journalists risk death  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT
A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive. 
CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:33 GMT
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. 
Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:58:13 GMT
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven. 
'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:51 GMT
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. 
Peru to auction Montesinos jewels  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:18:11 GMT
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. 
American reporter held in Iran  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:38:16 GMT
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms. 
Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar'  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:02 GMT
Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.