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VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:41 GMT 
    An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

VIDEO: Pickleball: A sport for all ages 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:20:22 GMT 
    Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines badminton, tennis and table tennis.

VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:43:37 GMT 
    Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:55 GMT 
    Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

VIDEO: Police trial Bond-style tracking darts 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:23:39 GMT 
    A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT 
    Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

Russian rouble falls to new low 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:59:01 GMT 
    The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Brazil's economy enters recession 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:17 GMT 
    A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:48:01 GMT 
    Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

Google trials drone deliveries 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:23 GMT 
    Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:44:06 GMT 
    Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.

Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:26:52 GMT 
    US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT 
    An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.

Legal challenge to badger cull fails 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:47 GMT 
    A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.

Test Ebola drug '100% effective' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT 
    The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
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