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Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:02:04 GMT
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007. 
Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:21:49 GMT
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests. 
California hit by raging wildfires  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles. 
Six seconds 'can transform health'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:46:31 GMT
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers. 
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving. 
Bell & Buttler put England on top  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:11 GMT
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7. 
Spurs close in on Southampton pair  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:52:10 GMT
Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. 
The people who want to be near a tornado  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:37 GMT
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger? 
The cellar that still holds Goering's wine  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:02:50 GMT
When Moldova shifted towards the EU, Russia responded by targeting its vineyards - an industry with an intriguing past. 
South Africa shock NZ to win gold  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:17 GMT
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record. 
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:38 GMT
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. 
France offers Iraq Christians asylum  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul. 
Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:58 GMT
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges. 
Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say. 
Lightning kills man on US beach  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:59:25 GMT
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.