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Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:10:16 GMT 
    A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.


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.


Mopping up a sea of plastic 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:04:05 GMT 
    Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic - but will his system work?


What's the risk of Ebola on a plane? 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:25:07 GMT 
    What are the chances of catching the virus from another airline passenger? Not much, say the experts.


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.


Australia's Medibank plans share sale 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:21:24 GMT 
    Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.


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.


Hurricane Gonzalo batters Bermuda 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:52:25 GMT 
    Bermudians are clearing up the damage after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo felled trees and downed power lines on the small Atlantic island.


Deadly attack on Baghdad mosque 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:43:22 GMT 
    A suicide attacker kills at least 18 people at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the latest in a spate of insurgent attacks.


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.


Fire at power station investigated 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:52:06 GMT 
    Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.


Untested drugs bill a step closer 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:08:46 GMT 
    A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
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