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Samsung S6 phone has curved screen  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides 
Sony and Microsoft focus on price  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:12 GMT
Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress. 
Will Smith film topples Fifty Shades  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:58:00 GMT
Will Smith's crime caper Focus debuts at number one on the North American box office chart, knocking Fifty Shades of Grey off the top spot. 
Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:07:53 GMT
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says. 
UK to pioneer lagoon power plants  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria. 
Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:47 GMT
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands. 
Distinct ME stages found, says study  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. 
S Leone vice-president in quarantine  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus. 
Mourinho 'feeds' on trophy wins  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:57:55 GMT
Manager Jose Mourinho says it is hard to live without titles after leading Chelsea to League Cup success against Tottenham. 
Pietersen to work on England return  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:38:13 GMT
Kevin Pietersen will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' comments. 
The truth about the Sound of Music family  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT
The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago - but what did the real von Trapp family portrayed in the move think of it? 
Why Iceland banned beer  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT
A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why? 
Hong Kong runners in 'boring' race  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:58:33 GMT
Runners compete in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultra marathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring". 
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. 
'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 GMT
Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia. 
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