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VIDEO: SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

July 14, 2014 - 10:23pm
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida, after a two month delay.

Russian hacker group attacks CNET

July 14, 2014 - 10:04pm
A Russian hacker group attacks technology news website CNET and steals usernames, encrypted passwords and emails for more than one million users.

NHS gets safe nurse staffing rules

July 14, 2014 - 9:27pm
Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.

VIDEO: Bastille Day fireworks light up Paris

July 14, 2014 - 9:13pm
Fireworks have lit up the Paris skyline as the country marked its annual Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison which helped spark the French Revolution.

VIDEO: Hong Kong vote reform report due

July 14, 2014 - 8:36pm
A report on electoral reform in Hong Kong is due to be presented to the Chinese government.

Haul of giant snails seized in LA

July 14, 2014 - 8:30pm
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.

Iraq's refugees stuck in Jordan aid limbo

July 14, 2014 - 8:15pm
Iraqi refugees faced with surviving on handouts in Jordan

All aboard: China's railway dream

July 14, 2014 - 8:04pm
Is China revolutionising high-speed rail travel?

VIDEO: China's high-speed rail revolution

July 14, 2014 - 7:11pm
China has a larger high-speed rail network than the entire European Union or the United States, according to a new World Bank report.

Joining up Ghana's healthcare to save lives

July 14, 2014 - 7:02pm
Using tech to save mothers and babies in Ghana

VIDEO: Riding Copenhagen's 'smart' bikes

July 14, 2014 - 7:02pm
Copenhagen unleashes tablet-equipped bicycles

Brooks Irish shows will not go ahead

July 14, 2014 - 6:44pm
US country singer Garth Brooks confirms that none of his five Irish shows will take place in Dublin this summer, despite talks to try to resolve a row over the concerts.

I fear for Kerrigan - Vaughan

July 14, 2014 - 6:31pm
Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan is not ready to return to the England side after his nightmare Ashes debut, says Michael Vaughan.

Pope: Child migrants to US need help

July 14, 2014 - 5:55pm
Pope Francis calls for moves to protect thousands of unaccompanied children found migrating from Central America to the US every month.

VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria's leader

July 14, 2014 - 5:42pm
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram.

Japan enters the 'dumbwalking' era

July 14, 2014 - 5:26pm
A risk of pile-ups as Japan joins the smartphone revolution

World Cup was 9.25 out of 10 - Blatter

July 14, 2014 - 5:25pm
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2014 World Cup was better than 2010, marking the tournament as "9.25 out of 10".

VIDEO: Costa Concordia wreck refloated

July 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, salvage workers say.

Bergdahl to return to active duty

July 14, 2014 - 4:49pm
Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has completed the reintegration process and is set to return to active military duty, the US Army has said.

Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

July 14, 2014 - 4:13pm
Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.