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US child star 'takes own life' 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:11 GMT 
    Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.


Native Americans quit Sandler set 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:40:31 GMT 
    Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.


Vast replica recreates ancient cave 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:15:58 GMT 
    BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.


Tinnitus mapped inside human brain 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:38 GMT 
    For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.


Hope over child malaria vaccine tests 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:01:19 GMT 
    Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.


Niger schools shut over meningitis 
  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:24:22 GMT 
    All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year.


'I'd consider letting Jordan go' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:09:50 GMT 


    Hamilton tops UK sport rich list 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:01:14 GMT 
      Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.


    Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:30 GMT 
      A swarm of tiny drones has been developed by a US Air Force pilot in the hope that they will deliver aid into war torn Syria - 1kg at a time.


    The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:40:30 GMT 
      Many young Sicilians are poor and jobless, so they have something in common with migrants arriving from Africa - and sometimes even occupy empty homes together.


    Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:14 GMT 
      Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs.


    China clampdown on funeral strippers 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:28:32 GMT 
      Chinese authorities vow to clamp down on strippers performing at funerals.


    Malawians boycott South African shops 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT 
      South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.


    Indonesia signals executions near 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:27:32 GMT 
      Indonesia summons foreign embassy officials to the prison holding 10 foreign drug smugglers, an indication their execution could be nearing.


    Deadly capsize 'captain' in court 
      Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:36:15 GMT 
      A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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