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TV battles Periscope's boxing pirates  Mon, 04 May 2015 17:23:38 GMT
US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout. 
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. 
Avengers film storms US box office  Tue, 05 May 2015 10:32:24 GMT
Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the US and Canada box office with $191.3m (£126.5m) in its opening weekend, but fails to beat the debut of 2012's Avengers film. 
Polanski given top Polish film award  Tue, 05 May 2015 09:27:55 GMT
Director Roman Polanski is given one of Poland's top film awards in Krakow, where he also faces a US request to extradite him over rape charges dating back to 1977. 
Big whales have stretchy nerves  Tue, 05 May 2015 08:26:39 GMT
Scientists discover one of the secrets of how the world’s biggest whales engulf their own weight in water and food: the nerves in their big jaws are incredibly stretchy. 
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. 
Ovarian cancer blood test 'boost'  Tue, 05 May 2015 01:27:34 GMT
A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening programme. 
International 'diet pill' warning  Tue, 05 May 2015 10:19:37 GMT
Global police forces are working together to try to prevent the supply of so-called "diet pills" which can be deadly. 
Prize money means nothing - Bingham  Tue, 05 May 2015 10:41:19 GMT
Stuart Bingham has said holding aloft the world championship trophy means more to him than the £300,000 prize money. 
'Alonso may never win another race'  Tue, 05 May 2015 06:45:40 GMT
Double world champion Fernando Alonso may not win another race in his career, according to former team-mate Jarno Trulli. 
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? 
Outcry over tax-free MP salaries  Mon, 04 May 2015 11:51:42 GMT
MPs in the Solomon Islands face a backlash over a move making their salaries tax-free. 
Wild boar roam Latvia's capital city  Tue, 05 May 2015 10:50:37 GMT
Authorities in Riga are debating how to deal with wild boar roaming around the centre. 
Burundi court backs third-term bid  Tue, 05 May 2015 10:42:25 GMT
Burundi's constitutional court rules that President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid is legal, after one of its judges reportedly flees the country.