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A Saudi woman, unrelated to the incident, walks past stopping vehicles

Saudi businesswoman and member of a human rights group fined for driving herself to hospital

In Saudi Arabia, it is not illegal for women to drive but, rather illegal for them to be granted a driver’s license

Cliffs in Flamborough on the East Yorkshire coast where a helicopter crashed on Tuesday

Two dead in helicopter crash off Flamborough in East Yorkshire, police confirm

A witness said he heard a "crack" as the helicopter crashed

Shoppers at Westfield Stratford, unrelated to today's incident

Stratford's Westfield shopping centre evacuated over reports of 'suspicious package'

Shops at the complex were closed for two hours

Spiders are spotted more frequently in autum, during their mating season

Spider app launched to help arachnophobes identify the creepy-crawlies they find at home

The 'Spider in Da House' app has been launched as the creatures become more active during the autumn mating season

A chef sprinkles cheese onto a pizza

Ukraine crisis: Russian chefs adopt creative methods in the face of ban on Western produce

Chefs have reportedly resorted to buying delicacies from smugglers

Manchester Town Hall

'Devo-Manc': Manchester should be given devolution powers like Scotland's potential 'devo-max', says think tank

A report on devolved powers across English councils comes days before the Scottish referendum on independence

The ecological reconstruction of Ikrandraco avatar is shown in this illustration courtesy of Chuang Zhao. Scientists on September 11, 2014 announced the discovery of fossils in China of a type of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago and so closely resembled those creatures from the 2009 film, Avatar that they named it after them.

Avatar film inspires name of newly discovered flying reptile

Scientists have jokingly urged that blue, avatar-like creatures have never existed, and the reptiles were never ridden

An injured common leopard roars as Pakistani employees of the Wildlife Department (unseen) attempt to give it an injection in Peshawar, 28 June 2006.

Man-eating leopard 'killing drunks' claims 12th victim in Indian village

The big-cat has been terrorising villagers for two years

The Prime Minister's pledge came as polls suggest that support for leaving the United Kingdom is slowly growing

Scottish Independence: What is devo-max?

Scots will take to the polls to vote on independence this Thursday

Gary Busey, who has won Celebrity Big brother

Gary Busey wins Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Eccentric Hollywood star crowned winner

Busey beat boxer Audley Harrison to the title

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