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Virtual reality takes to the sky  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:43:01 GMT
Qantas becomes first airline to offer passengers in-flight entertainment via a virtual reality headset. 
Coder creates smallest chess game  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:18:51 GMT
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record. 
Thorn Birds author McCullough dies  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:57:50 GMT
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77. 
Man killed on Scorsese film set  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:52:23 GMT
One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan. 
Climate concern 'linked to floods'  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:23:22 GMT
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report. 
Icebergs 'have sound signature'  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:55:04 GMT
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests. 
Ebola virus mutating, scientists say  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:38 GMT
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. 
Bank chief warns of pandemic threat  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:22 GMT
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns. 
Murray in fourth Aussie Open final  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:23:48 GMT
Andy Murray comes storming back after a poor start to beat Tomas Berdych and reach his fourth Australian Open final. 
MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:49:57 GMT
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years. 
The village that just got its first fridge  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:18 GMT
About a quarter of homes in India have a fridge - for the first time a family in one village near Calcutta has installed one in their house. 
The twins of Auschwitz  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:04:40 GMT
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele. 
Florida cat crawls out of grave  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:01 GMT
A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave. 
Port spat puts squeeze on US islands  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:57:34 GMT
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies. 
Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:21 GMT
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.