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Facebook suffers widespread fault  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:56:51 GMT
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes. 
Web attacks 'growing' in volume  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:32 GMT
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report 
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:28 GMT
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down. 
Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:07:08 GMT
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years. 
Planet hosts giant ring system  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:58 GMT
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System. 
Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:32:42 GMT
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite. 
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
Dementia 'link' to common drugs  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:27:30 GMT
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. 
Murray into Australian Open semis  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:53 GMT
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios. 
Astana should be banned - Armstrong  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:55 GMT
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry riders must keep answering drugs questions. 
The camera that captured readers' lives  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras. 
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever. 
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:32:45 GMT
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead. 
India PM dons pinstripe 'name suit'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:06:21 GMT
Pinstripes on Narendra Modi's traditional bandhgala suit were actually tiny letters spelling out his name 
Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:50:37 GMT
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.