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Airport raids tackle cyberthieves 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:54:48 GMT 
    Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports.

Star Wars teaser trailer premieres 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:56:41 GMT 
    The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas

Kahlo's home recreated in New York 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:16 GMT 
    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.

Graphene promise for body armour 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:44:09 GMT 
    The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.

Risk from extreme weather rises 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT 
    Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:21 GMT 
    French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.

'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT 
    A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.

Saturday's gossip column 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:43:04 GMT 
    Yohan Cabaye could come back to the Premier League, Real Madrid will accept £64m for Isco and Thierry Henry eyes an Arsenal return.

Van Persie low after 'very bad game' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:19:01 GMT 
    Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie had a "very bad game" against Arsenal - and his confidence is low.

Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:18:39 GMT 
    More than 100 elderly women who worked as sex workers near a US camp in South Korea are seeking compensation from the South Korean government.

The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:42 GMT 
    India's clean-up threatens to clear out Delhi’s rubbish collectors, writes Andrew North.

Canberra Christmas lights set record 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:42:39 GMT 
    A Christmas display of more than 1.2 million LED lights in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record.

Extinct giant penguin found in shed 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:03:45 GMT 
    A bird that would have towered above today's largest species is rediscovered thanks to 3D printing.

Mubarak murder retrial verdict due 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:00:24 GMT 
    A court in Egypt gathers to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.

Chinese smokers face cigarette ban 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:11:56 GMT 
    Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.
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