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- VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:02:42 GMT
- Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.
- VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:22:32 GMT
- The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event
- VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:27 GMT
- Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.
- VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:01:13 GMT
- Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.
- Miley banned in Dominican Republic Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:50:17 GMT
- A Miley Cyrus concert scheduled for the Dominican Republic has been banned over the "morals" in her performances.
- Stench of decay turns coral away Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:44:24 GMT
- Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
- HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:28:12 GMT
- Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
- LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:03:01 GMT
- The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
- NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:58:17 GMT
- The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.
- Researchers hack into Gmail app Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:55 GMT
- US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
- India blocks Gandhi murder film Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:31:03 GMT
- India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.
- Singer accuser seeks case dismissal Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:01 GMT
- A man who claims he was sexually abused by director Bryan Singer seeks to have his legal action dismissed due to problems securing a legal team.
- Europe expands Galileo network Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:51:32 GMT
- Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
- Urban areas are hives for wild bees Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:31:41 GMT
- A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.