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Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:43:31 GMT
Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again. 
Sharks can be 'social or solitary'  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:17:59 GMT
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise. 
Moon's hidden valley system revealed  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:44:28 GMT
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system. 
Smell test 'may predict lifespan'  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:48:37 GMT
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time. 
Cancer gene test 'would save lives'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:04:36 GMT
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers. 
Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:14:48 GMT
Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad. 
Typhoon 'threatens Japanese GP'  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:02:01 GMT
The Japanese GP could be called off if Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan on Sunday, says Force India driver Sergio Perez. 
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT
In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, with the help of a laboratory in Bosnia, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them. 
Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT
For much of September, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not in Japan. 
Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:52:22 GMT
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation. 
Taliban kill three in Kabul attack  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:04:36 GMT
At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday. 
Lithuania accuses Russia over boat  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:17 GMT
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30. 
Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:31:16 GMT
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva. 
Top Bahrain rights activist arrested  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:45:17 GMT
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions. 
Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:24:50 GMT
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home. 
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