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Sotheby's to sell late owner's $500m art 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:58:26 GMT 
    Works by Modigliani, Picasso and Gainsborough, owned by the former owner of Sotheby's, are to be sold by the auction house later this year.


Bieber has first UK number one track 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:39:34 GMT 
    Pop singer Justin Bieber scored his first UK number one single with What Do You Mean, his fastest-selling single in the UK to date.


Gravity quest set to go into orbit 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:33:53 GMT 
    Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time.


Hints of compromise at climate talks 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:10:46 GMT 
    Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.


Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:22:48 GMT 
    Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.


Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:24:34 GMT 
    Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.


Georgia 1-0 Scotland 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:54:10 GMT 
    Scotland's hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 finals take a blow as Georgia claim a first home win of the qualifying campaign.


Shelvey & Stones start for England 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:16:47 GMT 
    Jonjo Shelvey will win his second England cap against San Marino, with John Stones and Jamie Vardy also in the starting XI.


Witnessing Japan's surrender in China 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:42:15 GMT 
    When China's war with Japan ended in 1945, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes' great-uncle was sent to Shanghai to find out what had happened to British citizens trapped there in World War Two.


The last woman who makes sea silk 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:19:23 GMT 
    Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk, or byssus, which comes from a clam.


Nigerian leader declares wealth 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:30:06 GMT 
    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.


Archbishop Tutu leaves hospital 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:32:13 GMT 
    South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns home after spending two weeks in hospital for a recurring infection, his foundation says.


Abbott defends migrant boat policy 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:29 GMT 
    Australia's PM Tony Abbott says the crisis on Europe's borders is proof of the need for tough asylum policies like Australia's.


Main Thai bomb suspect 'still free' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:06:03 GMT 
    Thai police investigating the Erawan Shrine bombing say that neither of the two men held in connection with the blast are believed to be the main suspect.


Germany seizes fake Syrian passports 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:51:37 GMT 
    German customs officers seize packages containing Syrian passports amid reports that a black market in the documents is developing.
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