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US museum group bans selfie stick  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMT
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions. 
China sets 2015 growth target at 7%  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:40:33 GMT
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said. 
Oligarch given North Sea deadline  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:52:01 GMT
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea. 
Lords want drone owners register  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:02:20 GMT
The House of Lords EU Committee calls for a drone register to be set up which owners of unmanned aircraft would have to join. 
China and US clash over backdoors  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:06 GMT
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys. 
Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:27:29 GMT
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV. 
Australia announces Eurovision singer  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:43:20 GMT
Former Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge Guy Sebastian will be Australia's first ever entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest. 
African synchrotron bid gathers pace  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:52 GMT
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears. 
Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:45 GMT
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics. 
Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:48:46 GMT
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found. 
Adults get flu 'every five years'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:53 GMT
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China. 
Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona (2-6 agg)  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:34:09 GMT
Barcelona will meet Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final after sealing a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal. 
Evans & Cisse 'must get spit bans'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:43:09 GMT
Manchester United's Jonny Evans and Newcastle's Papiss Cisse should face bans for spitting, say BBC Sport pundits. 
Striking gold with a hoard of lost property  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:45 GMT
Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale. 
Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:57 GMT
Historian Georgy Mirsky on Russia's "culture of intolerance, bitterness, national arrogance, and malicious smears" and its part in the murder of Boris Nemtsov. 
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