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Google tries ad-free net experiment 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:09 GMT 
    Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.


O'Keeffe work sets female art record 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT 
    A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.


Cosby carries on with one-man show 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT 
    US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.


Fish and chips 'harming' eider ducks 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:40:09 GMT 
    Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.


Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:39:16 GMT 
    Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.


Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT 
    The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.


Female bosses 'more depressed' 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT 
    Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.


Pacquiao retains WBO title in Macau 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:56:27 GMT 
    Filipino Manny Pacquiao retains his WBO welterweight title with a resounding points defeat of American Chris Algieri.


Red Bull excluded from qualifying 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:50:46 GMT 
    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi GP for driving illegal cars.


Is winning 100 caps still a big deal? 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:11:40 GMT 
    Wayne Rooney recently became the ninth English footballer to win 100 caps but is it easier to do this now than it was a generation ago?


Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents' 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:18 GMT 
    At a time of international conflict two centuries ago, did Britain assassinate an enemy agent while the world was looking the other way?


Police in toastie mercy dash 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT 
    Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.


Writing lessons give way to typing 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT 
    Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.


Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:35 GMT 
    An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.


US 'to expand' Afghan combat role 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:28 GMT 
    US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
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