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Snoopy drone sniffs public's data

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:57
Security firm SensePost reveals its Snoopy drone, which can steal data from unsuspecting smartphone users, at the Black Hat security conference in Singapore.
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Hamilton top in Malaysia practice

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:46
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in first practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Ricky Gervais: 'Muppets inspired my comedy career'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:12
Ricky Gervais on how The Muppets helped inspire him
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VIDEO: Can Blackberry turn things around?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:11
Investors are eagerly awaiting struggling Canadian smartphone firm Blackberry's financial results with new boss John Chen at the helm, reports Michelle Fleury.
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BBC 5 live celebrates 20th birthday

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:11
What next for BBC 5 live after 20 years on air?
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Eurostar trains halted by lightning

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:01
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers suffer delays as a result of a lightning strike near the line in Kent.
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Concern over high-rise escape plans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:27
About 760,000 people living in London's high-rise blocks are at risk in fires because of a lack of escape plans, London Fire Brigade finds.
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Stool test 'diagnoses bowel disease'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:59
Scientists say they have found a way of diagnosing different types of bowel disease by testing the smells given off by patients' stools.
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Caribbean police probe Briton's death

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:52
Police in the Caribbean are investigating the death of a British man who was found near a burning yacht off the coast of St Vincent.
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Microsoft unveils iPad Office suite

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:46
Microsoft's new chief executive announces versions of Office's Word, Excel and Powerpoint software for Apple's iPad.
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Japan prices rise for ninth month

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:37
Japanese consumer prices were up 1.3% in February from a year ago, the ninth month in a row of gains but still below Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's target of 2%.
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Hunger games with climate change

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:35
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?
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Smoking bans 'improve child health'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:24
Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet says.
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Fingerprints give police new clues

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:16
How fingerprints can profile a crime suspect
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Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:14
How did a teacher use Game of Thrones to silence students?
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UN condemns N Korea missile launch

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:32
The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's recent launch of two ballistic missiles saying it is considering an "appropriate response".
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VIDEO: Goldie: I've always been a late starter

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:25
Goldie is making his theatre debut in Kingston 14, a new play set in Jamaica.
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VIDEO: The shop where you borrow, not buy

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:19
The store that lets you borrow instead of buy
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Mandatory porn site age checks urged

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:14
The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.
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Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:12
The story of how Putin remade the country of his youth
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