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Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

January 29, 2015 - 12:55am
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
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Nintendo halves annual profit target

January 28, 2015 - 10:53pm
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
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VIDEO: Inquest into Sydney cafe siege starts

January 28, 2015 - 10:47pm
An inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has begun and aims to establish exactly how the hostages died and whether their deaths could have been avoided.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

January 28, 2015 - 10:33pm
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

January 28, 2015 - 9:51pm
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
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Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

January 28, 2015 - 9:28pm
An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
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Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

January 28, 2015 - 9:25pm
Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
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Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?

January 28, 2015 - 9:15pm
Could Syriza's triumph produce Europe-wide political change?
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VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate

January 28, 2015 - 9:09pm
Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.
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The firms helping teenage girls

January 28, 2015 - 9:05pm
The entrepreneurs helping teenage girls in the developing world
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Asian shares lower after Fed meeting

January 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
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App links sighted helpers with blind people

January 28, 2015 - 8:45pm
New app gives blind people help to see
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Questions over Qatar handball stars

January 28, 2015 - 8:40pm
The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.
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How Russia outfoxes its enemies

January 28, 2015 - 8:39pm
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing
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China's super-rich communist Buddhists

January 28, 2015 - 8:35pm
Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?
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Samsung earnings hit by mobile sales

January 28, 2015 - 8:04pm
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.
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Too many women in jail says minister

January 28, 2015 - 7:57pm
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
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NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

January 28, 2015 - 7:39pm
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
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Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

January 28, 2015 - 7:15pm
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
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'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

January 28, 2015 - 7:15pm
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").