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Drones take whale survey to the sky 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 23:13:12 GMT 
    Scientists are using drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California.


Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 12:22:11 GMT 
    The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.


Germany 'hits global birth rate low' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:12:40 GMT 
    A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.


Transplant man meets donor's sister 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 13:32:33 GMT 
    A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.


Cook breaks England Test run record 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 13:28:48 GMT 
    Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.


Ex-England captain Ferdinand retires 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 13:23:35 GMT 
    Former England captain Rio Ferdinand brings an end to his career days after being released by Queens Park Rangers.


Pilgrimage to the mountains 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:53 GMT 
    Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.


A symbol of holding out 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 19:26:43 GMT 
    A shabby old shop that became an architectural landmark has evaded the bulldozer.


Musical glass skywalk opens in China 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 10:13:29 GMT 
    Visitors can play 70 musical notes on cliff-side path.


Slovak radios face native music quota 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 13:39:25 GMT 
    Government wants radio stations to play more Slovak songs.


IS militants 'seize Libyan airport' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:20:37 GMT 
    Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.


US discovers more anthrax shipments 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:03:58 GMT 
    The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.


Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:16:40 GMT 
    Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.


Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 03:01:38 GMT 
    Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.


Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:46:26 GMT 
    At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
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