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US growth slows in fourth quarter  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:10:51 GMT
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter. 
Bill Gates insists AI is a threat  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:38 GMT
Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief. 
Uber sued over India rape allegation  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:03:17 GMT
An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court. 
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:11:58 GMT
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London. 
Conductor dies after stage collapse  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:18:28 GMT
Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland. 
Controllers banking on Philae wake-up  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:28:09 GMT
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home. 
Leak suggests cosmic study was wrong  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:29:10 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a leak of a concluding study suggests. 
Child obesity rates 'levelling off'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests. 
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:28:20 GMT
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold. 
Djokovic in Australian Open final  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:31:49 GMT
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final. 
Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:35:03 GMT
Chelsea's Diego Costa is banned for three matches for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can and misses the Manchester City clash. 
How Russia outfoxes its enemies  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:39:20 GMT
The annexation of Crimea was the latest instance of an age-old Russian military deception tactic known as maskirovka, writes Lucy Ash. 
China's super-rich communist Buddhists  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:35:29 GMT
There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, China may be softening its position towards the Tibetan Buddhism, and even the Dalai Lama. 
'Room service over' for rescued koala  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:32 GMT
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him. 
China revives 'Moscow of the East'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:30:43 GMT
Chinese city with historic Moscow ties gets Russian theme park. 
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