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Egypt: Balloon crashes near Luxor killing 19 tourists

British, French, Hungarian, Hong Kong and Japanese nationals are among 19 tourists killed in a hot air balloon crash near the Egyptian city of Luxor. The balloon was at 300m ... more
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At least two die in Virginia hot air balloon crash

At least two people have died after a hot air balloon hit a power line and burst into flames in front of a horrified US crowd. The bodies were found ... more
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British forces leave their last outpost in Helmand

British forces have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand, in Afghanistan. The only British troops in Helmand are now in their main base at Camp Bastion, which they ... more
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Unidentified 9/11 remains returned to ’Ground Zero’

Thousands of unidentified remains from the 9/11 attacks have been returned to "Ground Zero" in a solemn ceremony. Fifteen vehicles took the remains from the Office of the Chief Medical ... more
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Graham Norton: I hear Wogan’s voice on Eurovision

Eurovision presenter Graham Norton has revealed he still hears predecessor Sir Terry Wogan's voice in his head when he is commentating on the song contest. "It's like I'm keeping the ... more
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Keepod: Can a $7 stick provide billions computer access?

The USB flash drive is one of the most simple, everyday pieces of technology that many people take for granted. Now it's being eyed as a possible solution to bridging ... more
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Eurovision 2014: Reporter’s diary

This year's Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Copenhagen on Saturday 10 May. Newcomer Molly Smitten-Downes is flying the flag for the UK with her self-penned song Children of the ... more
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’All Honour to You’ - the forgotten letters sent from occupied France

The remarkable discovery of a box of letters in the archives of the BBC is shedding new light on conditions and attitudes in France during World War Two. The letters ... more
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The bargain ’second-hand’ cars with no previous owner

Buying a car can be exciting, but it can also be quite a headache. One of the big choices facing buyers is whether to get something new, or a used ... more
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Rochdale stabbing: Woman ’left with knife in neck’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was left with a knife in her neck. The 30-year-old sex worker was hit and knocked to ... more
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Sarajevo’s iconic war-bombed city hall re-opens

Sarajevo's city hall - housing the national library - has been re-opened - 22 years after it was destroyed by shelling during the Bosnian War. The iconic building was hit ... more
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