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Jess Glynne tops UK album chart 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:42 GMT 
    Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.


Top Gear boss 'excited' about future 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:49:02 GMT 
    BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.


Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:45:13 GMT 
    A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.


Badger cull extended into Dorset 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:12:50 GMT 
    The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.


Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:08:59 GMT 
    Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.


Young goths 'at risk of depression' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:16:22 GMT 
    Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.


Australia win to regain the Ashes 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:50:53 GMT 
    Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.


Spieth misses cut and loses top spot 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:17:32 GMT 
    Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.


On Her Majesty's Service - in a new way 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:01:33 GMT 
    Why this diplomat hates jokes about fancy chocolates


US barbecue's gentrification problem 
  Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:45:06 GMT 
    The number of barbecue restaurants has exploded in the last five years. But some worry that black pitmasters - and the food's African-American history - are being left behind.


Boko Haram fighters sentenced to death 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:23:28 GMT 
    Chad sentences 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terror charges, after a three-day trial in the capital N'Djamena.


Ghana universities 'targeted by IS' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:37:23 GMT 
    Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.


Anger at Australia visa check plan 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:53:19 GMT 
    Australian officials cancel plans to check visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown, amid protests and social media outrage.


Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:59 GMT 
    Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.


Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:06:57 GMT 
    Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.
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