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Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:33 GMT
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation. 
Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:55 GMT
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report. 
Binge drinking 'link to overeating'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:57:29 GMT
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says. 
Cancer teen hits £1m charity target  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:54:57 GMT
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers. 
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:59:50 GMT
Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage in their Champions League semi-final against holders Bayern Munich. 
Why Palestinians love St George  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT
As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero. 
The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort." 
DR Congo train in deadly derailment  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:40 GMT
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say. 
Everest Sherpas discuss boycott  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:52:44 GMT
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues. 
Russian Duma passes film swearing ban  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:41 GMT
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art. 
Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police. 
Lebanese MPs fail to elect president  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:27:10 GMT
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May. 
Chelsea Manning granted name change  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:17 GMT
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea. 
Asthma inhalers may go into schools  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:51:31 GMT
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children. 
Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:32:23 GMT
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall. 
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