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Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:17:14 GMT 
    Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.


African solar plan to power UK homes 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:33:33 GMT 
    Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.


Europe 'will fail to protect climate' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:05:35 GMT 
    IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.


Sugary drinks warning posters 'work' 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT 
    Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.


Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:19:01 GMT 
    William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.


Three-month judgement 'was stupid' 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:47:15 GMT 
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months.


Manning breaks NFL touchdown record 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:35:42 GMT 
    Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.


The element that causes arguments 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:59:19 GMT 
    Uranium is the most divisive of elements. It's been used in nuclear bombs and power stations - both of which fray tempers.


The forgotten women of the 'war in the East' 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:54:38 GMT 
    It's well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten.


Anni Dewani murderer dies in prison 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:46:38 GMT 
    A man jailed for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in 2010 has died in prison in South Africa, as the trial of her husband Shrien Dewani continues.


Five jailed for life in India rape 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:45:53 GMT 
    A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.


Spanish nurse's Ebola test negative 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:39:20 GMT 
    The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the government says.


Federal police sent to Mexico towns 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMT 
    Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.


US drops arms to Kurds battling IS 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:28:23 GMT 
    US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.


Body found in US hunt for student 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:54:30 GMT 
    Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
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