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Museum switches on historic computer  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:06 GMT
A project to recreate one of Britain's pioneering computers reaches a key milestone at the National Museum of Computing. 
Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:04 GMT
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film. 
Art school blaze caused by foam can  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:01:37 GMT
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector. 
UK team's data bonanza from comet  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died. 
Climate fixes 'could harm billions'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:12:15 GMT
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. 
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says. 
Brain's dementia weak spot found  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:06:07 GMT
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans. 
England beaten despite Moeen century  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:05:23 GMT
Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo. 
Boks make five changes for Wales  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:50:28 GMT
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. 
The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:19:57 GMT
Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life. 
The battle for control of the cigarette packet  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:15:37 GMT
As cigarette packet health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, tobacco companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel. 
Passengers 'push frozen plane'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:11 GMT
People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes. 
Beijing shop 'bans Chinese people'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:05:40 GMT
A clothes shop in the Chinese capital is embroiled in a racism row after banning locals from entering. 
Ghana cocaine bust turns political  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:20:18 GMT
Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport. 
HK policemen arrested over beating  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:34:41 GMT
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.