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Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:50:43 GMT
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors. 
Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:21 GMT
Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car. 
Tablet video game combats lazy eye  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:54:48 GMT
Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision. 
Armani labels Madonna 'difficult'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:51:09 GMT
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani plays down his part in Madonna's fall at this year's Brit Awards, saying "we all know [she] is very difficult". 
Children's author Peet dies aged 67  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:32:42 GMT
Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67. 
Stegosaurus gives up body weight  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:17:30 GMT
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum. 
New threats to wild bees identified  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:22:52 GMT
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey. 
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. 
Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe. 
Australia hit World Cup record score  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:57:50 GMT
Australia record the highest Cricket World Cup score in history, posting 417-6 against Afghanistan. 
Poyet's 'difficult day' over Johnson  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:24:55 GMT
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest. 
Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:15:45 GMT
In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case. 
The spy who came in from al-Qaeda  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:18:01 GMT
Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam. 
Iceland paper published back to front  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT
An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits. 
Moles dig for history in Denmark  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT
Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.