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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) – A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials … Continue reading

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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) – A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials … Continue reading

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China’s October official PMI edges down to 50.8

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory sector grew in October but at a pace that was slightly slower than expected, underlining the challenges facing the sector as manufacturers fight rising costs and softening demand in a cooling economy. The official Purchasing … Continue reading

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China’s October official PMI edges down to 50.8

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory sector grew in October but at a pace that was slightly slower than expected, underlining the challenges facing the sector as manufacturers fight rising costs and softening demand in a cooling economy. The official Purchasing … Continue reading

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Terror sentences ‘were justified’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:17 Richard Dart was one of the men given the extended sentences Three men who challenged their extended sentences for preparing terrorism offences have lost their appeals. The trio, including Richard Dart, a convert … Continue reading

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Alcohol ‘should have calorie labels’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 00:10 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. The doctors warn a large glass of wine … Continue reading

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Two missing after fireworks blaze

31 October 2014 Last updated at 10:32 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of the fireworks going off as the blaze took hold Two people are missing after a large blaze at a fireworks warehouse that … Continue reading

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Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff

31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:38 Victims’ groups are meeting officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to reiterate calls for the inquiry’s head to resign. Some victims have already said Fiona Woolf should step down … Continue reading

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Japan’s central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax … Continue reading

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Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was — until recently — an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war … Continue reading

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