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Porn filter shunned by UK net users  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:30:42 GMT
The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers. 
BBC trials high-frame-rate TV  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT
The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games. 
Adele wins damages over photos of son  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:12:45 GMT
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments". 
Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:25:57 GMT
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces. 
EU sets 30% energy savings target  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:52:08 GMT
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission. 
Bats 'fly by polarised light'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:17 GMT
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate. 
Three person IVF plans 'progress'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. 
Human body parts dumped in Tanzania  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:09:27 GMT
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam. 
Glasgow Games to be 'biggest and best'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:34 GMT
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday. 
Barca sign £15.8m defender Mathieu  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:06 GMT
Barcelona sign 30-year-old Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year deal for a fee of £15.8m. 
The 90-year-old sex guru  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following. 
The children left behind in hot cars  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often? 
Nigeria bomb attack 'leaves 25 dead'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:39:00 GMT
A bomb blast targeting a moderate Islamic cleric has killed at least 25 people in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, police say. 
S Korea ferry boss 'hid in closet'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:25 GMT
The fugitive South Korean tycoon wanted in connection with the Sewol ferry disaster hid in a closet to evade arrest during a police raid, prosecutors say. 
Airline route assessments criticised  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:50:08 GMT
Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.