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Ukraine bailout 'credibility' boost  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:39:09 GMT
Ukraine's new finance minister Natalie Jaresko says a proposed bailout package from the International Monetary Fund will be "sufficient to rebuild credibility" in the country's economy. 
Reporter jailed for stolen data links  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:55:12 GMT
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. 
US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:28:38 GMT
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators. 
Cooper brings Elephant Man to London  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:33:22 GMT
Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway. 
Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:03:06 GMT
Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70. 
Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:39:15 GMT
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers. 
Scientists slow the speed of light  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:28:30 GMT
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons. 
Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:01:25 GMT
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon. 
Falling Ebola cases 'turning point'  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:41:45 GMT
There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis with cases falling in all three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say. 
Mourinho 'ashamed' of FA Cup exit  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:03:40 GMT
Jose Mourinho is "ashamed" by the loss to Bradford City, while Manchester City also lose on a day of shocks in the FA Cup. 
New Zealand wrap up Sri Lanka series  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:53:38 GMT
New Zealand win the one-day series against Sri Lanka with a match still to play after going 4-1 up with a 120-run victory. 
The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:25:40 GMT
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible. 
The lost sons  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:49 GMT
The story two murdered teenage boys, an Israeli and a Palestinian, whose mistake was to stand by the side of a dark road. 
Fake bank swindles China savers  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:42 GMT
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers. 
Ghana official wears wife's coat  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:58:46 GMT
Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany.