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One pilot has died and another has suffered “major injury” after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, Californian authorities said.

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Kaci  and boyfriend Ted Wilbur take questions from the media outside her home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday. State police intend to monitor her movements. Picture: AP

Nurse in ebola ‘quarantine’ has movement restricted

Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox’s movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state’s quarantine for medical workers who have treated ebola patients.

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: Mojave Desert crash.

Pilot dies as Branson rocket crashes in desert

One pilot died and another was seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight, US authorities said.

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Burkina Faso army boss steps in to rule

The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces has taken power after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.

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Children sue over father lost in Malaysian place crash

Two Malaysian children have sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

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Terror groups at an ‘unprecedented scale’

A UN report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale", with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

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French town bans clown disguises after incidents

A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets — especially for Halloween.

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JK Rowling: Expanded material on website.

Rowling sheds some light on wicked character Dolores Umbridge

Hold on to your wands, JK Rowling has returned to the wizarding world of Harry Potter to delve into one of the book’s most despicable characters. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Quirky World: Birthday-suit burglar caught by seat of pants

POLICE CHASE NAKED SUSPECT, CAPTURE HIM IN PANTS

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