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Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:03:08 GMT
Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. 
Han Solo in new Star Wars trailer  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:02:51 GMT
Star Wars fans are given a first glimpse of Han Solo in the new trailer for The Force Awakens - the first film in the new series of the sci-fi franchise. 
UK monitoring French nuclear issue  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:01:30 GMT
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK. 
'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:03 GMT
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals. 
'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:19:20 GMT
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. 
Dementia 'halted in mice brains'  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:58:13 GMT
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows. 
Reading 1-2 Arsenal  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:22:58 GMT
Alexis Sanchez scores twice as FA Cup holders Arsenal move into the 2014-15 final by beating Reading after extra time. 
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:06:57 GMT
Chelsea will be Premier League champions if they win their next two matches after victory over Manchester United. 
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:27:59 GMT
When Delhi was named as the world's most polluted city, it came as a shock to most residents. For many, that has now given way to a persistent, nagging anxiety. 
How the selfie stick was invented twice  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:32:22 GMT
Two men on opposite sides of the world invented the selfie stick - and first of them did it way back in the early 1980s. 
Zebras roam free in Brussels  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:12:43 GMT
Zebras running through the streets of Brussels is only the latest "animals at large" story to hit the headlines. 
Airline launching Star Wars plane  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:26:19 GMT
Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens. 
Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:42:03 GMT
A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed. 
Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:38 GMT
Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event. 
Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:11:25 GMT
A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory. 
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