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Sony to pay Vita owners after bad ad  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:19 GMT
Sony agrees to reimburse some owners of the PlayStation Vita after being accused of making false claims about its features. 
Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:55:24 GMT
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. 
Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:18:54 GMT
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87. 
Brits voters give tips for 2015  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:47:14 GMT
New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award. 
Risk from extreme weather rises  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities. 
UK team's data bonanza from comet  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died. 
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says. 
'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients. 
Phillip Hughes: Reactions in quotes  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:54:48 GMT
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball. 
'A hero to kids around the nation'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:29:49 GMT
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball. 
Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:52 GMT
Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe - some were fought in little-known places much further afield. 
Could head injuries be eliminated?  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:17 GMT
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection? 
Passengers 'push frozen plane'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:11 GMT
People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes. 
Tourists flock to 'see democracy'  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:49:55 GMT
Taiwan's local elections are a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors. 
Ghana cocaine bust turns political  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:20:18 GMT
Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport.