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Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars

SCIENCE & NATURE - Sun, 2014-10-19 18:10
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.

Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 16:17
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.

VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war'

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 14:23
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury.

Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake

SCIENCE & NATURE - Sun, 2014-10-19 14:17
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.

Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 12:35
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.

Sinden honoured at theatre awards

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 11:04
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

Germany 'must increase investment'

BUSINESS - Sun, 2014-10-19 10:36
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola

HEALTH - Sun, 2014-10-19 09:06
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".

VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

HEALTH - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:01
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

HEALTH - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:50
Canada is to ship 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine it has developed for further trials with the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: 'I'd be lost without poetry'

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:41
Writer and broadcaster Clive James talks about his new volume of essays and how poetry helps him deal with his terminal cancer.

Giant genitalia exhibited in toilets

ENTERTAINMENT - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:05
An Edwardian toilet block in Bristol is to be occupied by giant black velvet genitalia in the name of art.

The element that causes arguments

BUSINESS - Sat, 2014-10-18 19:59
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing

Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'

HEALTH - Sat, 2014-10-18 19:03
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.

Clashes at Hong Kong protest site

BUSINESS - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:44
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.

Stephen Frears handed BFI fellowship

ENTERTAINMENT - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:32
British director Stephen Frears is honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.

VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Sat, 2014-10-18 12:59
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

HEALTH - Sat, 2014-10-18 09:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response

HEALTH - Sat, 2014-10-18 09:25
Sierra Leone's president announces a shake-up of the body in charge of fighting Ebola in the country, putting the defence ministry in charge.

S Korea concert planner found dead

ENTERTAINMENT - Sat, 2014-10-18 09:12
A South Korean man involved in planning a concert in which at least 16 people were killed has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police say.