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VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:09 GMT
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday. 
VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:12 GMT
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. 
VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:13:26 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour. 
VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:05:32 GMT
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists. 
William praises Australia on visit  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:15:05 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour. 
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:03 GMT
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say. 
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:38:37 GMT
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013. 
Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:48 GMT
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others. 
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:08:54 GMT
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money. 
Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:56:46 GMT
The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie. 
Paul Weller family win Mail damages  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:36:49 GMT
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online. 
Men 'giving up' books to go online  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:48 GMT
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school. 
EU Sentinel returns first images  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:05 GMT
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project. 
Early air points to cold, dry Mars  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:21 GMT
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. 
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