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Actress's $150,000 Oscar dress stolen  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:56 GMT
A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel. 
Canadian court keeps oath to Queen  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:01:04 GMT
Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy. 
US growth revised down to 2.2%  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:54:43 GMT
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show. 
VW faces challenges as profits jump  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:30:33 GMT
Volkswagen reports a sharp jump in annual profits as revenue hits €200bn, but warns of tough market conditions this year. 
Cyber attacks top US threat list  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals. 
Google backs down over Blogger porn  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:51 GMT
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private. 
Robin Williams' daughter speaks out  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:53 GMT
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August. 
Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed. 
Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers. 
Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:58 GMT
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould. 
Age-related leukaemia cases may soar  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:17:59 GMT
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show. 
'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:12:20 GMT
Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners. 
Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:24:04 GMT
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December. 
De Villiers sets record in SA win  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:27 GMT
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat. 
10 weird things Americans are doing in the snow  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:24 GMT
From renting an igloo to dressing as a Yeti, the record snowfall in Boston has inspired some unusual and ingenious acts. 
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