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Facebook tool to tackle video theft 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:24:46 GMT 
    Facebook announces new measures to tackle video piracy on its website.

ICYMI: Gunshot broadcast live online 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:12:25 GMT 
    A round-up of interesting technology-related links you may have missed over the past weekend.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:42:42 GMT 
    British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Hynde under fire for rape remarks 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:29 GMT 
    Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

Pluto probe's next target chosen 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:09:15 GMT 
    Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.

Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:18 GMT 
    A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.

'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:41:15 GMT 
    Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.

Drinking water 'no hangover cure' 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:02:34 GMT 
    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Sunderland complete £10m Borini deal 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:02:03 GMT 
    Sunderland sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for up to £10m, while West Brom target Reds defender Jose Enrique.

Anscombe left out of Wales squad 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:14:27 GMT 
    Fly-half Gareth Anscombe is omitted from Wales' 31-man World Cup squad but prop Samson Lee is passed fit.

How does Usain Bolt run so fast? 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT 
    Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

How many national anthems are plagiarised? 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:37 GMT 
    How many national anthems are plagiarised?

South Sudan troops 'break ceasefire' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:02:06 GMT 
    South Sudan's rebel leader accuses the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, following the signing of a new peace deal.

Egypt row over Facebook muezzin call 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:22:42 GMT 
    A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".

Malaysia's Najib calls for unity 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:23:47 GMT 
    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak refuses to resign after mass protests against him at the weekend, and calls for national unity.
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