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'Artificial eye' to detect particles  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible. 
Forest land rights need global focus  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. 
Ebola health team killed in Guinea  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say. 
Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:31:40 GMT
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists. 
Hamilton top under Singapore lights  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:28 GMT
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg is 13th fastest. 
Wembley to host Euro 2020 final  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:06:05 GMT
Wembley will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Hampden Park is also awarded games but Cardiff misses out. 
Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT
Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege. 
The freedivers who swim with whales  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour. 
Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:07:34 GMT
A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community. 
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:08 GMT
Voters in New Zealand head to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history. 
Catalan leader praises Scotland vote  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:29:11 GMT
Catalonia's President Artur Mas says Scotland's independence referendum has "shown the way" for Catalonia, which will continue its bid to split from Spain. 
Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel. 
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town. 
White House in anti sex-assault push  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:49:16 GMT
Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses. 
Queen urges referendum 'respect'  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:36:28 GMT
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.