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Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:55:52 GMT
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter. 
Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:59:12 GMT
British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks. 
VIDEO: Farmers test out 'flying sheepdog'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:56 GMT
Paul Brennan talks to the BBC about sending a drone up to herd his sheep. 
African comedian replaces Jon Stewart  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:24 GMT
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced. 
Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:53:13 GMT
Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry swears off Instagram, claiming to have been "hounded off" the photo-sharing service. 
Solar aeroplane lands in China  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:37:04 GMT
Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world. 
Mercury 'painted black' by comets  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:59:35 GMT
The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests. 
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. 
Office workers 'too sedentary'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign. 
Hamilton deal could be worth £27m  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:59:17 GMT
World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year. 
Australia announce Ashes squad  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:38:00 GMT
Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series. 
The beast of the Danube  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat. 
The men who uncovered Assyria  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist. 
Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds. 
Dickens' desk saved for public view  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant. 
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Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT
Nigeria vote 'too close to call'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:01:24 GMT
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