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Nokia name row with London start-up  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:13 GMT
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE". 
Office puts chips under staff's skin  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:01:30 GMT
Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself. 
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. 
Costa must change, says Pellegrini  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:31:11 GMT
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping. 
England confidence growing - Morgan  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:57:56 GMT
Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia. 
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. 
AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:56 GMT
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.