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Row erupts over removed Banksy work  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:36:31 GMT
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street. 
EU Sentinel returns first images  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:05 GMT
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project. 
Early air points to cold, dry Mars  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:21 GMT
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. 
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores. 
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'  Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:04:46 GMT
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers. 
Man City players 'best paid in sport'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:59 GMT
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study. 
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:12:29 GMT
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle. 
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:16:49 GMT
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it. 
South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:24 GMT
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations. 
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:21:02 GMT
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster. 
Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:51:32 GMT
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said. 
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:17:59 GMT
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests. 
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:48:02 GMT
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces. 
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:39:26 GMT
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US. 
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:30:28 GMT
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen. 
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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:36:22 GMT
Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:03:46 GMT
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT
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