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China blocks virtual network use  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:15:34 GMT
China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites. 
Malaysia Airlines website hacked  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:51:53 GMT
A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not compromised. 
Redmayne win raises Oscars chances  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:31:15 GMT
Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at the Screen Actor's Guild awards while Birdman and Downton Abbey win ensemble awards. 
Kylie to headline Hyde Park festival  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:33:42 GMT
Pop star Kylie Minogue is to headline the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June, with support from Grace Jones and Nile Rogers. 
Metal explosions 'driven by charge'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:11:38 GMT
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other. 
Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:55:19 GMT
President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area. 
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  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:41:27 GMT
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. 
Arsenal draw Middlesbrough in FA Cup  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:52:31 GMT
Holders Arsenal are drawn against Championship side Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup. 
Murray ready for Kyrgios and crowd  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:01:33 GMT
Andy Murray is ready for a partisan home crowd at his Australian Open quarter-final against Nick Kyrgios. 
Where do the wealthiest 1% live?  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:53:08 GMT
There was much talk in Davos this week of the wealthiest 1% in the world. Despite what you might think, they don't all live in hollowed-out volcanoes on private islands. 
The islanders who don't want a bridge to the mainland  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:58:49 GMT
A group of islands once visited by Charles Darwin could soon find itself at one end of Latin America's longest bridge - but not everyone there is happy about it. 
Tax break for Italy dog adoptions  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:25:51 GMT
A Sicilian town is offering reductions in rubbish-disposal fees if people give a dog a home. 
Fake bank swindles China savers  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:42 GMT
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers. 
Africa urged to act over Boko Haram  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:55:59 GMT
African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says. 
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