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Web attacks 'growing' in volume  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:32 GMT
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report 
Wired dazed after offer goes viral  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:45:51 GMT
Wired magazine apologises to subscribers after becoming "overwhelmed" by demand for a fitness tracker gift offer that went viral on the internet. 
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:28 GMT
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down. 
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:51 GMT
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died. 
Best ever view of asteroid Ceres  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:22 GMT
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science. 
England's environment 'in decline'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:40 GMT
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns. 
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
Dementia 'link' to common drugs  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:27:30 GMT
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. 
South Africa 1-2 Ghana  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:31:44 GMT
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out. 
Narine withdraws from World Cup  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:37:46 GMT
Spinner Sunil Narine withdraws from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup after remodelling his bowling action. 
The camera that captured readers' lives  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras. 
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever. 
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:32:45 GMT
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead. 
Secession debate in Czech border town  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:27 GMT
Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town. 
Deadly clashes at UN base in Mali  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:50 GMT
At least two people are killed after UN forces try to end the siege of their base in the northern Malian city of Gao, government and hospital sources says.