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Millions hit in Drupal hack attack 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT 
    Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.


BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT 
    The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.


French radio station catches fire 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT 
    A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.


Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT 
    A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.


WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT 
    Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.


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".


Google developing a cancer detector 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT 
    Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.


Hamilton top in second US practice 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:13:45 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.


New Zealand survive Samoa scare 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:59:09 GMT 
    A Shaun Kenny-Dowall try five minutes from full-time seals a 14-12 New Zealand win over Samoa in the Four Nations.


The channel that's spiced up French TV 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT 
    For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success?


VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT 
    Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today


Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT 
    Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.


Myanmar in rare multi-party talks 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT 
    Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.


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.


Colombian Farc in civilian admission 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
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