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VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:17 GMT 
    An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.


VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:03:29 GMT 
    The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.


VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:11 GMT 
    Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.


VIDEO: Women break mass skydive record 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:05 GMT 
    The record for the largest all-female skydive formation has been broken by 117 women in California.


VIDEO: Mobile screens to help the short sighted 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:50:31 GMT 
    Scientists at MIT are working on trying to create "superhuman vision".


China says no to Dumbledore 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:59:17 GMT 
    Chinese state media urge citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name.


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.


China growth slows to five-year low 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:20:21 GMT 
    China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.


Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:32:40 GMT 
    Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.


Google changes 'to fight piracy' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:27 GMT 
    Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.


Anonymising router project shut down 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:15:34 GMT 
    A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.


Banksy's Pierced Eardrum vandalised 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:38:33 GMT 
    A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.


Baker Street saxophone player dies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:36:09 GMT 
    The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - has died, it is announced.


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.


Europe 'will fail to protect climate' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:05:35 GMT 
    IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
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