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Fall in oil prices 'temporary'  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:21:12 GMT
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation. 
Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:59:37 GMT
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. 
New Blackberry 'back to its roots'  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:09:39 GMT
Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone in a bid to win back business customers. 
Marigold Hotel chosen for royal gala  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:25:19 GMT
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is selected as the next Royal Film Performance. 
Churchill painting sells for £1.8m  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:19:07 GMT
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks. 
Badger cull fails to meet target  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:33:26 GMT
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces. 
Bats 'showing signs of recovery'  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:24:30 GMT
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says. 
Autism link to air pollution raised  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:26:40 GMT
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists. 
Drug allergy: Culprit protein found  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:25:59 GMT
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells. 
Tests claim Ebosse died from beating  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:46:05 GMT
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans. 
Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:24:11 GMT
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain. 
The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:39:33 GMT
Diana Darke returned from London to Syria recently to reclaim her house from profiteers who had moved in - she found her neighbours in Damascus coping surprisingly well despite the war. 
What's behind growing gun support in US?  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:42:10 GMT
Two years on from the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, a survey finds growth in support of gun rights. 
Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land. 
Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels'  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT
Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.