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Microsoft unveils Surface 3 tablet  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:50 GMT
Microsoft shifts its entry-range tablets to Intel processors, allowing them to run a wider range of software. 
Samsung and LG bury legal hatchet  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:02 GMT
After a lengthy battle, the two firms have said they will seek talks in future disputes and leniency for each other in existing ones. 
Clarkson live tour set to go ahead  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces. 
Dutch royals to return Nazi art  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:39:49 GMT
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two. 
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. 
New renewables break capacity bar  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:28:08 GMT
New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows. 
MS drug 'may already be out there'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:41 GMT
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). 
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. 
Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:20:50 GMT
Britain's leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League. 
Bears sign McCullum for T20 Blast  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:17:34 GMT
Birmingham Bears, the T20 Blast champions, sign New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum for this summer's tournament. 
America's most generous con artist  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT
Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. 
I nearly drowned in chocolate  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:30 GMT
A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK. 
Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds. 
China officials get behind the wheel  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:08:51 GMT
Chinese officials are rushing to get driving licences after their chauffeurs were removed due to spending cuts. 
Mining massacre report given to Zuma  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:48:34 GMT
The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa are given to President Jacob Zuma. 
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