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Virgin spacecraft crashes in test 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:55:19 GMT 
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in a California desert after experiencing what the firm described as "a serious anomaly".


Burkina Faso's president resigns 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:49:39 GMT 
    Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.


UN chief defends Ebola aid workers 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31:36 GMT 
    UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".


China makes 'biggest cash haul' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:19 GMT 
    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.


Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:08:04 GMT 
    A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.


Jeers for accused US police killer 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:58:26 GMT 
    Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.


Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:40:12 GMT 
    Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.


Key Jerusalem holy site reopens 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT 
    Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.


IPCC debates 'most important' report 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT 
    Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.


Hungary scraps controversial web tax 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT 
    Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.


BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT 
    Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.


Harris loses conviction appeal bid 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:29 GMT 
    Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.


VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT 
    A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.


VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT 
    A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.


VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT 
    BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates.
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