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Saudi Arabia approves first female pilot

Hanadi al-Hindi

A 35-year-old woman becomes Saudi Arabia's first licensed female pilot.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

Jew asks to join Islamist party

A Jewish lawyer in Morocco challenges the political establishment by asking to join an Islamist party.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

'Putin coins' mark Crimea annexation

A Russian company issues 1kg Putin coins to mark the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region by Moscow.

  • 22 April 2014
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China to get world’s fastest lift

A Guangzhou skyscraper will get lifts that travel at 72km/h - becoming the world's fastest.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

North Koreans in 'Emmental' training

North Korean experts learn to make Emmental cheese, supposedly the preferred choice of leader Kim Jong-un.

  • 21 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

'War Horse farm' opens up museum

A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.

  • 19 April 2014
  • From the section: Devon

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label Warner Bros

Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Entertainment & Arts

Rapper debuts album 23 years late

Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.

  • 19 April 2014
  • From the section: Manchester

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Science & Environment