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Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:58:09 GMT 
    Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.


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.


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.


Embrace the arts, engineers told 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:25 GMT 
    Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.


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.


Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:53:21 GMT 
    Crystal Palace score two late goals as they win 3-1 against Liverpool, who suffer their third successive league defeat.


Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:37:46 GMT 
    Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.


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.


Australia top ODI rankings after win 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:25:17 GMT 
    Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.


West 'seeks Russia regime change' 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT 
    Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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