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Zuckerberg defends Internet.org  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:37:09 GMT
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project. 
'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:13:27 GMT
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists. 
Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:03:08 GMT
Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. 
Han Solo in new Star Wars trailer  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:02:51 GMT
Star Wars fans are given a first glimpse of Han Solo in the new trailer for The Force Awakens - the first film in the new series of the sci-fi franchise. 
'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:03 GMT
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals. 
Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:46:41 GMT
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study. 
'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:19:20 GMT
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. 
Dementia 'halted in mice brains'  Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:58:13 GMT
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows. 
Anderson breaks Botham wicket record  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:04:48 GMT
James Anderson surpasses Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker as England draw with West Indies. 
Norwich City 0-1 Middlesbrough  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:44:09 GMT
Middlesbrough move back to the top of the Championship table with an edgy win over fellow promotion-chasers Norwich. 
Dreaming of Uighuristan  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:02:28 GMT
The Uighurs of Xinjiang have long fled to Central Asia to escape restrictions on their freedom at home - but now even there Uighur separatism is unwelcome. 
A rescue in the rubble of Oklahoma City  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:57:39 GMT
Twenty years ago a bomb ripped apart a federal building in Oklahoma. Dr David Tuggle saved the life of a trapped woman by helping to amputate her leg. 
Please Mr Putin, help me get a dog  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:55:27 GMT
All of the Russian president's skills as a negotiator were called upon in his 13th annual telethon when he was asked to convince Boris to let his wife have a dog. 
Czech man claims to create new state  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:31:45 GMT
A Czech man says he has founded a tiny new state between Croatia and Serbia. 
Burundi clashes over third-term bid  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:23:02 GMT
Police in Burundi fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters calling for the president not to run for a third term. 
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