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BBC trials high-frame-rate TV  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT
The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games. 
Character actress Dora Bryan dies  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:48:10 GMT
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91. 
Adele wins damages over photos of son  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:12:45 GMT
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments". 
EU sets 30% energy savings target  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:52:08 GMT
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission. 
Bats 'fly by polarised light'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:17 GMT
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate. 
Glaxo profits fall hits shares  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:03 GMT
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China. 
Three person IVF plans 'progress'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. 
Majka wins stage as Nibali extends lead  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:34 GMT
Poland's Rafal Majka clinches his second Tour de France stage win as Vincenzo Nibali moves further ahead on stage 17. 
Barca sign £15.8m defender Mathieu  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:06 GMT
Barcelona sign 30-year-old Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year deal for a fee of £15.8m. 
The 90-year-old sex guru  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following. 
The children left behind in hot cars  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often? 
Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:45:03 GMT
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say. 
Rival to challenge Indonesia result  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:03 GMT
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says. 
Bulgarian prime minister resigns  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:08 GMT
The embattled Socialist prime minister of Bulgaria resigns after only a year in office to allow for an early election on 5 October. 
Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:44 GMT
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.