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Taylor Swift director defends video 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:24:39 GMT 
    The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.

DreamWorks 'to split from Disney' 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:31:19 GMT 
    Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.

Emissions 'far above' 2C target 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:29:03 GMT 
    Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.

Starfish-killing robot ready to test 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:38:29 GMT 
    An autonomous starfish-killing robot will be ready for field trials on the Great Barrier Reef this month, researchers say.

Alcohol price plans face further delay 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT 
    Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.

Children paralysed in polio outbreak 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:40:53 GMT 
    Two children have been paralysed in the first outbreak of polio in Europe for five years, the World Health Organization says.

Wales above England for first time 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:59:35 GMT 
    Wales are above England in the Fifa world rankings for the first time, with Chris Coleman's team ninth and Roy Hodgson's 10th.

Injured Froome pulls out of Vuelta 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:46:28 GMT 
    Briton Chris Froome pulls out of the Vuelta a Espana following a crash during Wednesday's 11th stage.

Why has Google changed its typeface? 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:29:24 GMT 
    Google has altered its typeface. Cue much discussion about what subtle message the company is trying to convey.

The struggles of the world's hairiest family 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:13:45 GMT 
    Jesus Aceves was born with thick hair all over his face and body. About 30 members of his family also have hypertrichosis - making them the hairiest family in human history.

Ugandan bodies flown home from Somalia 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:56:24 GMT 
    The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home.

DRC 'Terminator' at war crimes trial 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:33:29 GMT 
    Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda pleads not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Outrage over linking rape to condom ad 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:36:30 GMT 
    An Indian politician's comment that a condom advertisement starring a porn star will lead to a rise in rapes causes outrage on social media.

Tamil MP to lead Sri Lanka opposition 
  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:25:04 GMT 
    A Tamil MP becomes leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament - the first member of the ethnic minority group to hold the post in 32 years.

France drops Arafat poisoning probe 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:29:53 GMT 
    French judges say they have dropped an investigation into claims that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.
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