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—Carl Lotus Becker (1873-1945) American historian
- German MPs back Greek loan extension Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:28:46 GMT
- German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
- Cyber attacks top US threat list Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT
- A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.
- Google backs down over Blogger porn Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:51 GMT
- Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.
- Robin Williams' daughter speaks out Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:53 GMT
- Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.
- Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT
- Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
- 'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
- UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
- Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
- Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
- 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.
- Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT
- People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
- West Ham United 1-3 Crystal Palace Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:29:15 GMT
- Glenn Murray scores twice and is sent off as Crystal Palace record a league double over West Ham for the first time in 42 years.
- NZ scrape to victory over Australia Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:07:04 GMT
- New Zealand survive a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling climax to their World Cup Pool A game.
- Kidnapped by North Korea - and forced to make films Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:13:34 GMT
- The story of how a director and an actress were kidnapped by North Korea and forced to make films for Kim Jong-il.
- 10 weird things Americans are doing in the snow Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:24 GMT
- From renting an igloo to dressing as a Yeti, the record snowfall in Boston has inspired some unusual and ingenious acts.
- Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT
- Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
- Rare bear cub found outside circus Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT
- A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.