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10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-10-10 07:57
What makes mice feel sexy, and other nuggets

UKIP leader defends HIV remarks

Fri, 2014-10-10 07:52
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.

Robinson to avoid NI talks 'circus'

Fri, 2014-10-10 07:48
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

Fri, 2014-10-10 07:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.

Drunken hovercraft pilot jailed

Fri, 2014-10-10 07:15
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.

Tanzania arrests for 'witch' deaths

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:48
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.

Football fans jailed for Putin chant

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:46
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.

Week in pictures: 4-10 October 2014

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:29
Best news photos from around the world

UN peacekeeper killed in CAR ambush

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:26
A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.

Baby death dog was illegal pit bull

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:29
The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.

How is Ebola being treated?

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:25
Guide to outbreak treatment centres

VIDEO: Flash floods sweep through Genoa

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:10
At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa

Tablets 'replacing TVs' for children

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:04
Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.

Jolie receives honorary damehood

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:53
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

VIDEO: Which way is political wind blowing?

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:38
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.

'Giant leap' to type 1 diabetes cure

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:25
The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists say.

Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:19
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".

Stirling Prize 2014: Building vote

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:16
Vote here for your favourite new design

UKIP: How far could they go?

Fri, 2014-10-10 03:54
How far could Nigel Farage's UKIP actually go?

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