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The suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California

Earlier this year Branson confidently declared the inaugural flight would take place this year and that he intended to be on it with his children

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The wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert

The death of a Virgin Galactic pilot after what was described as an ‘in-flight anomaly’ will further stall plans to break the final frontier of commercial travel

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Charlie Crist, now a Democrat candidate for governor, campaigning in Fort Lauderdale

America decides: Record amounts of money have been spent on the highly negative battle for the governorship. David Usborne joins the hate campaign

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Matthew Eric Frein from Canadensis, Pennsylvania

The survivalist was reported to have 'meekly' given himself up to police officers

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A dummy bravely crash-tests the seat belt

New dummies will reflect a 19-stone person with "more mass around the rear"

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Brittany Maynard had decided to take her life on November 1 after she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour in January

Brittany Maynard had decided to take her life on November 1 after she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour in January

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Dmitry Peskov, a representative for Putin, angrily responded to speculation in the US media over the 62-year-old leader’s wellbeing

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A small plane that lost power after take-off crashed into the airport building in Kansas, US

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A Cuban flag hangs from a building in the country's capital Havana

The United States continues to impose a trade embargo on the island

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Pennsylvania State Police Troopers take away suspected killer Eric Frein from the Blooming Grove State Police barracks

Eric Frein surrendered after authorities surrounded an aircraft hanger where he had taken refuge

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Kaci Hickox has been quarantined after she returned from Sierra Leone

"I am not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it’s not science-based"

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Medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

 

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The University of Pennsylvania will soon offer a course called 'Wasting Time on the Internet'

Students on the course must "stare at a screen for three hours" and only interact via the internet

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Patricia Ward was a language arts professor at Farmingdale State College

Derek Ward allegedly threw himself under a train after killing Patricia Ward

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The bear fight was filmed by a passer-by who caught the action on the street

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Keston Ott-Dahl and her wife have almost reached goal of 57,000 signatures

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Bin Laden's death has contradictory accounts

'The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden' will air on  Fox News on 11 and 12 November

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The display was seen in Litwin Street in Fort Campbell

The figures were hung from a tree outside a residence in Fort Campbell

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He made the confession during a performance of his one-man stage show Oh Hell No, put on to raise money for a LGBT youth scholarship charity

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Researchers believe the patch could finally lead to location of Earhart’s missing Lockheed Electra

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CCTV footage shows the man tugging at the mask

The suspect waved a gun as he seized cash from the Salem eatery

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The new chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen

 

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The actor spouted extreme views about Muslims to gauge reaction of public

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Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

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Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House

Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities