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Salmon attempt to leap upstream Selkirk, Scotland.

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Jo Pavey from Great Britain poses with the flag after the women's 10'000m final race

 

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A Perseid meteor (right) streaks across the sky past the light trail of an aircraft over the Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom

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Iranian Professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female winner of the Fields Medal, otherwise known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics. The Iranian scientist received the prize during the International Congress of Mathematicians in southern Seoul, South Korea, on 13 August 2014.

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The Ebola outbreak has been traced to a suspected 'patient zero' - a two-year-old boy

Study into source of disease suggests latest outbreak emerged as long ago as 8 December last year in Guinea

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Astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, is shown in the second of two spacewalks designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station

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Sunday night’s moon was at its closest point to the Earth in 20 years

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The annual Perseid meteor shower is known as the 'fireball champion' of meteor showers

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The pictures of the supermoon from space were taken by cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev

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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

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