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Virgin Galactic crash: Branson vows to continue space project

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of one of his craft in the California desert.
How Virgin Galactic space program has been plagued by fuel problems that ...
Pilot killed as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Suffers ‘In-flight Anomaly,’ Crashes in Flight Test According to reports on Twitter, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded in midflight, and debris was seen scattered on ground in the Mohave Desert is California. Virgin tweeted that the rocket plane suffered an “in-flight anomaly” during a powered test flight on Friday. Other witnesses said involved a fatal explosion and crashed.
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Burkina Faso protesters 'want Gen Traore to step down'

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.
Burkina Faso: Splits emerge in military over who is in charge
Burkina Faso sees 'military putsch' as Lt. Col. Zida claims to be 'in power'
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Burkina power struggle as army group 'take country in hand' - Ouagadougou AFP - A group of Burkina Faso army officers claimed Friday to have taken the destiny of the nation in hand as deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital.Only hours after the head of the army Navere Honore Traore said he was assuming power, he was challenged by a deputy commander of the presidential guard and a leader of one of the civil society gr...
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Warning from chief of RBS amid profit boost

Herald Scotland - ‎3 hours ago‎
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan has signalled that there could be yet more nasty surprises ahead after the bank set aside £400 million to pay potential fines for manipulating currency markets.
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Djokovic ends Murray's winning streak in Paris Masters quarters

Times of India - ‎35 minutes ago‎
LONDON: World number one Novak Djokovic ended Britain number one Andy Murray's winning streak by a straight sets win in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.
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Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls have converted and married

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off.
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Hungary will shelve plans for internet tax for now, PM says

Reuters - ‎22 hours ago‎
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will shelve plans to introduce a tax on internet data traffic that has generated big protests over the past week, and will revisit regulating and taxing money made online next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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Israel reopens al-Aqsa Mosque with police out in force

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israeli police deployed heavily around Occupied Al-Quds' flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound as it reopened on Friday for prayers after a rare closure during clashes over the killing of a Palestinian by security forces.
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Man, 82, is jailed for killing partner and her daughter

Herald Scotland - ‎3 hours ago‎
AN elderly dog breeder is likely to die in jail after he was sentenced to at least 25 years for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.
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'Tough drug laws have no impact on use'

Stoke Sentinel - ‎9 hours ago‎
SEVERE criminal penalties on drug taking makes no difference to the level of substance use, a Government report has indicated. The first Home Office study of the issue based on international evidence found 'no apparent correlation between the toughness ...
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Police cautions 'to be scrapped' in England and Wales

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - in England and Wales.
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Banks breathe sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Shares of leading British banks surged on Friday after long-awaited rules limiting their indebtedness proved less draconian than industry executives had feared.
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'Geopolitical risks' shaking advertisers, says Sir Martin Sorrell

The Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
WPP's founder Sir Martin Sorrell warned yesterday that the Ebola epidemic, the rise of Isis and unrest in Hong Kong are “grinding down” confidence among major advertisers.
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Yen Slips to Seven-Year Low as Central Banks Diverge

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
The yen tumbled to its weakest level in almost seven years after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly boosted monetary stimulus, underscoring the widening gulf in monetary policy with the Federal Reserve.
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Wartime technology inspires back-up shipping navigation aid

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
A navigation system based on technology from the second world war is being installed to guide shipping around Britain in case of a mass failure of the satellite network.
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Dolores Umbridge, inspired by real person, says JK Rowling

Firstpost - ‎44 minutes ago‎
London: British author Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has revealed previously undisclosed background details of the saga's characters on her website, Pottermore, media reported.
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Caterham F1 team have two weeks to find a buyer

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
AUSTIN (Texas): The Caterham Formula One team may have to be wound up if a buyer does not emerge in the next two weeks, an administrator said on Friday.
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Hamilton sticks neck out for tattoos

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
AUSTIN: Former world champion Lewis Hamilton loves his tattoos and has defended having '44', the number on his Mercedes car, inked behind his right ear.
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Remnants of structures being torn apart by gravity seen 4bn light-years away

Daily Mail - ‎17 hours ago‎
Nasa has spotted the ghostly glow of ancient galaxies that were ripped apart by gravity. The event happened four billion light-years away inside an immense collection of 500 other galaxies.
Nasa publishes Hubble image showing 'ghost light' from dead galaxies
Hubble Sees 'Ghost Light' From Dead Galaxies
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Ghost Light From Distant Dead Galaxies Detected By Hubble Telescope Just in time for Halloween, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected faint ghost light emitted from stars that had been ejected from an immense collection of ancient, now dead galaxies known as Pandora’s Cluster billions of years ago, NASA and Space Telescope Science Institute officials announced on Thursday. Pandora’s Cluster, which is also known as Abell 2744, is an immense g...
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Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Antarctic ozone hole, which was expected to reduce in size swiftly when manmade chlorine emissions were outlawed 27 years ago, is stubbornly remaining the size of North America, new data from Nasa suggests.
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Is dark energy turning the universe into a 'big, empty, boring' place?

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
A mysterious dark energy could be swallowing up the universe to leave a 'big, empty, boring' place. Researchers from the UK and Italy clam to have found indications that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built, is being slowly erased ...
Universe is being SWALLOWED UP by dark energy leaving 'big, empty' space ...
Cosmologists: prepare for a boring universe, with dark matter replaced by dark ...
Ciro Villa
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Is Dark Matter in the process of evaporating? Possibly, according to a new study conducted in combination by researchers from Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation and the University of Rome. Using data from a number of astronomical surveys, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the researchers used the growth of structure revealed by these surveys to test different models of dark energy. Studying the data over the cours...
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Landmark 35-year study proves active lifestyle and wholesome diet are key to ...

The Independent - ‎13 hours ago‎
If you have been looking for a reason to skip the gym today then bad luck, as a 35-year-long study has revealed that a healthier lifestyle could prepare for good health in old age.
Prof Elwood said the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle were 'enormous'
Secrets of old age pave way for a healthier Britain
Sherri Nissel
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Things candy makers won't tell you............. © Janine Lamontagne/Getty Images                Chocolate is less healthy than you think… Research about the healthful properties of chocolate warms the hearts of chocoholics -- and the candy industry is happy to share it. Hershey’s website, for example, features a study concluding that “consuming Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate (75g) as well as Hershey’s Natural Cocoa (22g) lowered blood pressur...
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So, do you know which drinks are more fattening than a doughnut? Hidden ...

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
An alcoholic drink can be as fattening as a doughnut - but most consumers have no idea about the calorie overload, campaigners warn.
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Doctors refusing to prescribe statins - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Two thirds of GPs are refusing to comply with controversial NHS advice to prescribe statins to millions more adults, polling has found.
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