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Wallace Collection's gallery reopens  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:49 GMT
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment. 
'Artificial eye' to detect particles  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible. 
Forest land rights need global focus  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. 
Ebola health team killed in Guinea  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say. 
Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:31:40 GMT
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists. 
Wembley to host Euro 2020 final  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:49:13 GMT
Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 while Cardiff misses out completely, Uefa confirms. 
'No World Cup ruling until spring'  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:55:09 GMT
A ruling on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups corruption probe will not be made until next spring, says Fifa's ethics chief. 
Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT
Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege. 
The freedivers who swim with whales  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour. 
Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:42:25 GMT
A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago. 
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:08 GMT
Voters in New Zealand head to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history. 
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town. 
Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:03 GMT
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile. 
Obama hails Congress vote on Syria  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:48:52 GMT
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State. 
Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:01:51 GMT
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week. 
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