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EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions. 
Cancer-killing cells made in the lab  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. 
First transplant of 'dead' heart  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". 
Suarez gets help for impulse to bite  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT
Luis Suarez gets professional help for an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday. 
Nadal confirms the end of his season  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT
Fourteen-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season to undergo appendix surgery. 
The day UFOs stopped play  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it? 
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT
The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers. 
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say. 
Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says. 
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise. 
Governor quits over Mexico missing  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down. 
Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:33 GMT
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says. 
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York. 
Cost of driving licence to be cut  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says. 
Scottish Labour leader standing down  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:45:04 GMT
Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.