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One Dead As Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes

news.sky.com — The pilots of a Virgin Galactic suborbital rocket plane are missing after it crashed on a powered test flight over California. A problem occurred after SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket motor following a high-altitude drop from Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo mothership. California Highway Patrol has reported one fatality and one major injury after Friday's incident.
Oct 31, 2014

One Dead As Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes. Pilot killed and co pilot seriously injured. @SkyNews for latest. news.sky.com/story/1364455/…

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A History Of Space Disasters In 10 Points

news.sky.com — In 43 years since space exploration began, 18 astronauts have died on missions - around 12 more have been killed during training or testing. Here we list some of the worst space disasters and near misses to hit the industry.

Terror Warning: Brits Not Safe Anywhere In World

news.sky.com — A worldwide travel warning has been issued by the Foreign Office, amid fears that Britons flying abroad could be targeted in terrorist attacks. The Government has updated its travel advice for 225 countries and territories to reflect a "generalised threat" that extremists will seek revenge for Britain's involvement in airstrikes against Islamic State.

Virgin Commits To Space Venture Despite Crash

news.sky.com — Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashing during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert. The Virgin Group founder is due to arrive in the desert today, and has described the journey to the crash site as "one of the most difficult trips I have ever had to make".

Satellites The Latest Weapon Against Ebola

news.sky.com — With the deadly Ebola virus spreading fast on the ground in West Africa, the fight to tackle the outbreak has taken to the skies. For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @LomasChar: news.sky.com/story/1364586/… #skynews #ebola satellites being used for first time to fight Ebola. Watch my report for skynews

West's Important Ally Against Islamic State

news.sky.com — One of the keys to unlocking the mysteries of the Middle East is held in the manicured hand of a Sandhurst and public school-educated Emir of a tiny nation which itself is an enigma secured inside a cryptic combination lock.

Deadly Virgin Crash May Hit Space Tourism

news.sky.com — The crash of a Virgin Galactic craft is going to make people think twice about going on tourist trips to the edge of space, a former astronaut has told Sky News. More than 500 people have already reserved seats and paid a deposit on the $200,000 (£125,000) ticket price for a minutes-long suborbital flight on SpaceShipTwo, which can carry six passengers.

Sky News' Technology Show

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Nov 01, 2014

RT @michaelmknight: This weeks Swipe focuses on my industry. Film. Hollywood embraces VR, with the lovely @SkyGemma news.sky.com/video/1364468/… Excellent Episode!

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes In Test

news.sky.com — The pilots of a Virgin Galactic suborbital rocket plane are missing after it crashed on a powered test flight over California. A problem occurred after SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket motor following a high-altitude drop from Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo mothership. Virgin Galactic, part of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, aims to begin space tourist flights to the edge of space next year.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Suffers 'Anomaly'

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BBA: New Oversight Will Hurt Smaller Banks

news.sky.com — Smaller lenders would be hit by new rules heralding the world's toughest oversight regime for senior bankers, according to the industry's main City-based lobbying groups. The warning is contained in a confidential paper submitted on Friday to UK watchdogs ahead of sweeping reforms that will include the threat of seven-year prison terms for directors of failed banks.
Oct 31, 2014

Exclusive: Banking lobby groups warn new oversight regime will hit challenger banks, according to paper I've seen. bit.ly/1udGKRD

Woman's Driving Ban For Wheelchair-Towing Prank

news.sky.com — A woman has been banned from driving for two years for towing a man in a wheelchair around a supermarket car park. Maria Adams, 20, drove her Nissan Juke outside Tesco in Roker, Sunderland, as her friend gripped a towel hanging from the boot.

Energy Bills: UK Gas Prices Hit Record Low

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Oct 31, 2014

RT @katie_martin_FX: funny, that RT @SkyNews: UK gas prices have hit a record low but energy firms haven't cut household bills news.sky.com/story/1363983/…

Oct 31, 2014

funny, that RT @SkyNews: UK gas prices have hit a record low but energy firms haven't cut household bills news.sky.com/story/1363983/…

Ed Sheeran: Hard Work As Crucial As Education

news.sky.com — Ed Sheeran has told Sky News' Entertainment Week that getting a higher education is unnecessary for anyone who wants a career in the arts. The singer-songwriter has published an autobiography entitled Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey in which he documents how he became an internationally renowned star.

Starbucks Plans To Start Coffee Deliveries

news.sky.com — Starbucks plans to offer a delivery option on its mobile app in some parts of the US starting next year. The announcement was made after the Seattle-based coffee giant reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales. "We are playing offence," CEO Howard Schultz said. "Imagine the ability to create a standing order that Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily."
Oct 31, 2014

For some people this will be enough to make their workday perfect... Starbucks is planning coffee deliveries.... fb.me/6P4uxVa5Q

Child Abuse Inquiry Controversy At-A-Glance

news.sky.com — The head of the historic child sex abuse inquiry is under mounting pressure to resign - just months after her predecessor was forced to step down amid allegations of conflicts of interest. Here is an at-a-glance background to the controversy.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @SkyNewsEditor: Child Abuse Inquiry controversy - confused by who did what, why and when? Read this: news.sky.com/story/1364085/… pic.twitter.com/l7JhhFqVxi

Nov 01, 2014

Child Abuse Inquiry controversy - confused by who did what, why and when? Read this: news.sky.com/story/1364085/… pic.twitter.com/l7JhhFqVxi

UK Begins Paying Back First World War Debt

news.sky.com — The Government has announced it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt - the first such payment for 67 years. The Treasury will repay £218m of the £2bn still owed from the 1914 to 1918 war , as part of a redemption of bonds stretching as far back as the 18th century.

Deadly Crash In Testing May Hit Space Tourism

news.sky.com — The crash of a Virgin Galactic craft is going to make people think twice about going on tourist trips to the edge of space, a former astronaut has told Sky News. More than 500 people have already reserved seats and paid a deposit on the $200,000 (£125,000) ticket price for a minutes-long suborbital flight on SpaceShipTwo, which can carry six passengers.

Ex-Navy SEAL Probed Over Bin Laden Secrets

news.sky.com — A former member of the Navy SEALs who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for possibly revealing classified material, the New York Times reported. Matt Bissonnette wrote a first-hand account called No Easy Day under the pseudonym Mark Owen.