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Pirate Bay founder gets jail term  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. 
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug. 
BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK. 
French radio station catches fire  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties. 
Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons. 
WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland. 
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31:36 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". 
Google developing a cancer detector  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor. 
India ask WI for $42m compensation  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:15:16 GMT
India's cricket board demands its West Indies counterpart pays up for pulling out of their tour of the country in October. 
Van Gaal keen to exploit City form  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:23:39 GMT
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hopes his team can exploit Manchester City's dip in form at the Etihad on Sunday. 
The channel that's spiced up French TV  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success? 
VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today 
Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says. 
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year. 
Hungary scraps controversial web tax  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.