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VIDEO: Top secret space plane lands in US 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:07:32 GMT 
    A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.


VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war' 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:23:48 GMT 
    The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury.


VIDEO: Running a marathon in a smog mask 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:08:53 GMT 
    The Chinese capital has been suffering under heavy smog for the past few weeks, but the 34th edition of the Beijing marathon still went ahead on Sunday.


VIDEO: 'I'd be lost without poetry' 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:41:51 GMT 
    Writer and broadcaster Clive James talks about his new volume of essays and how poetry helps him deal with his terminal cancer.


VIDEO: Ebola: Cuba to send medics to Africa 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:54:41 GMT 
    Cuba's former President Fidel Castro says his country will send almost 300 extra doctors and nurses to Africa.


VIDEO: Robot dragon versus giant spider 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:09:32 GMT 
    Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.


Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:17:58 GMT 
    The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.


Russian rouble weakens on downgrade 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:36:21 GMT 
    The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.


Adidas shares up on Reebok reports 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:59:06 GMT 
    Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.


Minecraft city built in two years 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00:42 GMT 
    A student from Delaware has spent two years constructing Titan City from 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks.


Internet trolls face longer sentences 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:22:17 GMT 
    People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.


Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:35:33 GMT 
    A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.


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.


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.
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