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Branson to persevere with space bid
Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed in Mojave (AP)

Branson to persevere with space bid

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test flight in California.

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Spacecraft explodes on test flight

Spacecraft explodes on test flight

A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot.

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Wilshere adds to injury woes

Wilshere adds to injury woes

Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks.

Technology news

Microsoft pledge on Office for Macs

Microsoft pledge on Office for Macs

After a long wait, Microsoft has said it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year.

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Baftas for Dench, Watson, Downey Jr

Baftas for Dench, Watson, Downey Jr

Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Jr have all been honoured at the Bafta Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.

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