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Children on screens six hours a day  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits. 
Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges. 
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83. 
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science. 
Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:35 GMT
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves. 
Office workers 'too sedentary'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign. 
Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray. 
Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:56:23 GMT
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he will retire from one-day international cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand. 
Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:11:35 GMT
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in final practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix. 
The beast of the Danube  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat. 
The men who uncovered Assyria  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist. 
Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:17:45 GMT
Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance. 
Love blooms for rival Russian MPs  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:51:34 GMT
Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament. 
US issues Uganda attack warning  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:39 GMT
The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala. 
Singapore advises against Lee queues  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:24 GMT
Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.