News Headlines - 21 October 2014

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend - NYTimes.com

With a judge seeking to strike a balance between mercy and retribution, Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

BBC News - UK spy drones to fly over Syria

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
Rivet Joint spy planes will also be authorised for surveillance missions.

Timeline: Mystery 'submarine' in Stockholm - The Local

The world has had its periscope on Sweden since the Swedish military launched an extensive hunt for what is rumoured to be a damaged Russian submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.

Brazilian Wandering spider found under a bunch of bananas in Waitrose home delivery - The Independent

A family has spoken of the “traumatising” experience of finding the world’s most lethal spider in their south London home, which was delivered straight to their kitchen in a Waitrose home delivery.

Scientists Trace Back the First Sexual Act Ever, to Weird Ancient Fish | TIME

Ancient fish were the first to copulate. And according to a world renowned paleontologist, it looked a lot like square dancing








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