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Queen's new coin portrait unveiled  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:55:37 GMT
A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year. 
NZ motorists take bad drivers' keys  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:16:16 GMT
Motorists in New Zealand are confiscating the keys of people they think are driving dangerously, particularly foreign tourists. 
First tree seeds for Doomsday vault  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species. 
Irish manufacturing boosts eurozone  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:44 GMT
Manufacturing in Ireland rose to its highest in over 15 years in February, according to Markit PMI survey 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:34:44 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Samsung S6 phone has curved screen  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides 
Sony and Microsoft focus on price  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:12 GMT
Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress. 
Leonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:45 GMT
Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute. 
Dakota Johnson's IS skit criticised  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:28 GMT
A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter. 
UK to pioneer lagoon power plants  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria. 
Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:47 GMT
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands. 
Distinct ME stages found, says study  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. 
S Leone vice-president in quarantine  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus. 
Pietersen to work on England return  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:38:13 GMT
Kevin Pietersen will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' comments. 
Terry rules out England return  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:03:21 GMT
Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.