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Ants in space grapple with zero-g  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:09:26 GMT
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds. 
Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:21:06 GMT
Portugal rest captain Cristiano Ronaldo and suffer a shock defeat at home to African side Cape Verde Islands. 
S Korea charges US envoy attacker  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:47:16 GMT
A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder. 
Funeral for slain Turkish prosecutor  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:30:58 GMT
The funeral ceremony is held in Turkey for a prosecutor taken hostage and killed in a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday. 
Bolivia minister sacked for Chile logo  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:18:15 GMT
Bolivia's Defence Minister Jorge Ledezma is sacked after he travelled to neighbouring Chile wearing a top with a controversial motto. 
US lifts Egypt weapons freeze  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:21 GMT
President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013. 
Arkansas passes 'religion' bill  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:43:52 GMT
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters. 
Bosses' letter fuels business battle  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:54:49 GMT
The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts. 
EU milk quota system is abolished  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:28:15 GMT
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction. 
Warning over IS-radicalised children  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:31:14 GMT
Parents and teachers are not telling police about children who may try to join Islamic State (IS) for fear of criminalising them, a former senior prosecutor says. 
Secret trial man jailed over manual  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:07:00 GMT
Law student Erol Incedal has been jailed for 42 months for possessing a bomb-making manual after earlier being cleared of plotting a terror attack. 
In pictures: Open, Youth and Mobile  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:27:38 GMT
Open and Youth winners in Sony World Photo Awards 
Weather in pictures: 31 March  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:33:51 GMT
Winds batter Britain causing travel disruption 
Election 2015 in pictures: 31 March  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:33:17 GMT
The first full day of campaigning 
No work, no football in time of Ebola  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:44:49 GMT
How Ebola still affects love lives and wallets