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BA owner reports soaring profits  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:27:58 GMT
International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia. 
Cyber attacks top US threat list  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals. 
Google backs down over Blogger porn  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:51 GMT
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private. 
Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed. 
Robin Williams' daughter speaks out  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:53 GMT
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August. 
Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers. 
Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:58 GMT
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould. 
'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:12:20 GMT
Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners. 
India urges calm on deadly swine flu  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:47:00 GMT
The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases. 
Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:57:18 GMT
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December. 
De Villiers sets record in SA win  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:27 GMT
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat. 
10 weird things Americans are doing in the snow  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:24 GMT
From renting an igloo to dressing as a Yeti, the record snowfall in Boston has inspired some unusual and ingenious acts. 
The girl who gets gifts from birds  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:09:24 GMT
Lots of people give food to the birds in their garden and get nothing in return - but when one girl feeds the crows outside her house, they show their affection with tiny presents. 
Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT
Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds. 
Caucasus Fifty Shades fans evade ban  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:54:43 GMT
A North Caucasus city which decided not to ban Fifty Shades of Grey sees an influx of people to watch it.