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Fresh data confirms China slowdown 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:34:03 GMT 
    China's factory activity contracts at its fastest pace in three years in August, confirming fears that the country's growth is continuing to slow.


India's economic growth slows to 7% 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:54:49 GMT 
    India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7% between April and June, lower than expected, official figures show.


Facebook tool to tackle video theft 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:24:46 GMT 
    Facebook announces new measures to tackle video piracy on its website.


Ashley Madison site 'still growing' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:20:01 GMT 
    Ashley Madison says "hundreds of thousands" of new members are joining despite an enormous data leak after hackers targeted the website.


Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:42:42 GMT 
    British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.


Hynde under fire for rape remarks 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:29 GMT 
    Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.


Pluto probe's next target chosen 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:09:15 GMT 
    Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.


Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:18 GMT 
    A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.


'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:41:15 GMT 
    Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.


Drinking water 'no hangover cure' 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:02:34 GMT 
    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.


England beat Aussies in T20 thriller 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:12:55 GMT 
    Captain Eoin Morgan hits 74 off 39 balls as England beat Australia by five runs in a thrilling Twenty20 at Cardiff.


Serena & Djokovic through at US Open 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:42:57 GMT 
    Serena Williams wins first-round match at US Open after her opponent Vitalia Diatchenko retires after 30 minutes.


How does Usain Bolt run so fast? 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT 
    Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?


How many national anthems are plagiarised? 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:37 GMT 
    How many national anthems are plagiarised?


South Sudan troops 'break ceasefire' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:02:06 GMT 
    South Sudan's rebel leader accuses the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, following the signing of a new peace deal.
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