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Facebook opens Internet.org amid row  Mon, 04 May 2015 10:48:35 GMT
Facebook is to allow more organisations to join its free mobile data scheme, but net neutrality campaigners remain opposed. 
Astronauts watch Star Wars in space  Mon, 04 May 2015 15:18:06 GMT
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans. 
Author Ruth Rendell dies aged 85  Sat, 02 May 2015 15:18:51 GMT
Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, her publisher says. 
Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies  Sat, 02 May 2015 21:16:17 GMT
Russian ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya - who captivated audiences around the world - has died in Germany, aged 89, the director of the Bolshoi Theatre says. 
Climate drives new era in Arctic sea  Mon, 04 May 2015 07:48:58 GMT
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists. 
Wildlife drop 'may empty landscape'  Fri, 01 May 2015 23:01:52 GMT
About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team. 
Blood test 'boost' on ovarian cancer  Tue, 05 May 2015 01:27:34 GMT
Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which normally women would be diagnosed, according to a 14-year trial. 
US says 'No' to modifying embryo DNA  Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:19:14 GMT
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says. 
Bingham wins World title in thriller  Mon, 04 May 2015 22:01:35 GMT
Stuart Bingham beats Shaun Murphy 18-15 in a gripping final to win his first World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield. 
Hull City 1-3 Arsenal  Mon, 04 May 2015 21:05:44 GMT
Two goals from Alexis Sanchez help Arsenal to a comfortable and impressive victory against relegation-threatened Hull City. 
The man who cut out his own appendix  Mon, 04 May 2015 23:41:50 GMT
Russian surgeon, Leonid Rogozov, got appendicitis while on an Antarctic mission - he had to operate on himself. 
Canadian mother fights radicalisation  Mon, 04 May 2015 23:35:19 GMT
How do young people 6,000 miles away from Syria get sucked into its conflict - and how do you stop it happening? 
Damascus reopens popular train route  Fri, 01 May 2015 21:42:19 GMT
A popular narrow-gauge train service is relaunched in Damascus - in a reminder of better days in the war-torn Syrian capital. 
Iceland offers 'human search engine'  Fri, 01 May 2015 15:03:02 GMT
Iceland launches a "human search engine" staffed by seven people called Gudmundur. 
Deadly protests against Burundi leader  Mon, 04 May 2015 16:22:10 GMT
Three protesters are killed in renewed demonstrations in Burundi against President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, the Red Cross says. 
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