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London skatepark wins heritage listing
video London skatepark wins heritage listing

A skatepark in east London became the first in Europe to be listed as a heritage site on Wednesday, after the government…

Virgin galactic rocket explodes, one dead
video Virgin galactic rocket explodes, one dead

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and…

Why do ghosts say boo?
Why do ghosts say boo?

Everyone knows that ghosts say "boo," but when did they first start using that scary word? And what about ghosts in other…

Being gay is greatest gift: Apple boss
Being gay is greatest gift: Apple boss

The chief executive of Apple has spoken of his pride in being gay, calling it "among the greatest gifts God has given me"…

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Democrats look to black voters in key Senate races

ATLANTA (AP) With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters…

Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.

Governors' races are test runs for White House

NEW YORK (AP) Democratic and Republican candidates are locked in tight governors' races across the U.S. that could resonate…

Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder…

Herbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing…

US denounces planned separatist voting in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House is denouncing plans by some Ukrainian separatists to hold elections Sunday in the eastern…

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture…

Ex-US band member guilty in student hazing death

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) A former university marching band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual…

Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

CHICAGO (AP) A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old…

Biden concerned by tension between Cyprus, Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned the president of Cyprus to express concern over renewed tension…

Excommunicated Mormon loses her appeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal. Kate…

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the…

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims…

AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations

ALBANY, New York (AP) Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million…

Mets strike back at ex-exec's discrimination suit

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations…

Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts…

Antarctic marine reserve plans fail to move ahead

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Environmental groups said Saturday that Russia and China blocked a plan to create the world's…

Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany

BERLIN (AP) Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has…

Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case

NEW YORK (AP) A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several…

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

MIAMI (AP) Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal…

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Nasa rocket explodes on lift-off
Nasa rocket explodes on lift-off

Rocket taking cargo to ISS as part of US$1.9bn project exploded after lift-off – and the whole frightening scene was captured…

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Paper: Isis offered to pay teen $32,000
Paper: Isis offered to pay teen $32,000

A 14-year-old boy suspected of planning a series of bombings in Vienna was reported yesterday to have been offered US$25,000…

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