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Microsoft unveils fitness band 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:23 GMT 
    Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:03:12 GMT 
    Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT 
    Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Rocket makers probe US explosion 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:27:46 GMT 
    The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

New species of frog in urban jungle 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:36:06 GMT 
    Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT 
    The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

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.

I know what I am doing - Pardew 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:15:46 GMT 
    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew assures critical fans of his ability after his side knock holders Manchester City out of the League Cup.

Giants beat Royals in World Series 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT 
    San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.

The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT 
    Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.

Can you cheat your way to fitness? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT 
    Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?

Nigerian president seeks re-election 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:02:54 GMT 
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:51:11 GMT 
    Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Russia 'steps up' military flights 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:33:38 GMT 
    Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:55:57 GMT 
    Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
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