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The end of the 'bank' holiday?  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:21:43 GMT
They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out. 
Google offers cash to Europe's media  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:49:09 GMT
Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage. 
Smartphones pack huge batteries  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:20:59 GMT
New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset. 
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:11:17 GMT
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold. 
Furious 7 stays top of US box office  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:19:45 GMT
Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release. 
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMT
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor. 
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:08:52 GMT
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say. 
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:33:40 GMT
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet. 
Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:59:55 GMT
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety. 
Bournemouth 3-0 Bolton Wanderers  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:53:14 GMT
Bournemouth all but seal their Premier League place as they go three points and 19 goals clear of Middlesbrough with one game left. 
'My head says Mayweather will win'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:09:39 GMT
Ricky Hatton has fought Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and says the American will adapt his style and win. 
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:22:39 GMT
Photographer Juan Medina explains why he has spent the past 20 years following the stories of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea. 
The woman who adopts dead babies  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:20:15 GMT
Twelve years ago a dead baby was found at Bernarda Gallardo's local rubbish dump - the only way she could give it a proper funeral was to adopt it. 
PM's 'brain fade' over football team  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:44:38 GMT
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan. 
Belgrade residents in duck protest  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:55:10 GMT
Protesters in the Serbian capital adopt a large foam duck as a symbol of their defiance.