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Space project will go on - Branson 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:48:06 GMT 
    Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.

Army backs new Burkina Faso leader 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:52:28 GMT 
    Burkina Faso military chiefs back Lt-Col Isaac Zida as transitional president, an army statement says, appearing to end confusion over who is in charge.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:38:14 GMT 
    Tens of thousands of mourners attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:39:56 GMT 
    Islamic State militants have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in a western province, officials say, after mass graves were found nearby.

Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:37:12 GMT 
    Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

No Canada visas for Ebola countries 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:04:25 GMT 
    Canada suspends visa applications from countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak, in a move similar to a much-criticised Australian plan.

Bangladesh hit by major blackouts 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:59:50 GMT 
    Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:43 GMT 
    Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Australia marks Anzac centenary 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:55:41 GMT 
    Thousands gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the centenary of the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:45:54 GMT 
    The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Reduced EU sea mission set to go 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:51 GMT 
    The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:27 GMT 
    Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:16 GMT 
    The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.

VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:18:53 GMT 
    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.

VIDEO: Taking a virtual dive into the deep 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:23:22 GMT 
    A Bangor University lecturer is developing Virtual Reality software for the electronics giant Samsung.
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