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Champagne given world heritage title 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:24:25 GMT 
    The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.


Reddit in uproar after staff sacking 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:18 GMT 
    Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.


Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:55:43 GMT 
    Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.


BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s' 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:19:14 GMT 
    The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.


US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:38:22 GMT 
    US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.


Solar Impulse completes epic flight 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:06:39 GMT 
    Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.


Cats 'control mice' with chemicals 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:08:13 GMT 
    Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.


Call for improved urinary catheters 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:43:38 GMT 
    A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters


Sniffing could provide autism test 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:17:44 GMT 
    The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.


USA v Japan 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:51:44 GMT 
    Defending champions Japan will be hoping to retain their Women's World Cup title as they meet the USA in the final.


Froome gains time on Tour rivals 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:37:45 GMT 
    Chris Froome gains significant time on his Tour de France rivals as Mark Cavendish comes fourth behind stage winner Andre Greipel.


The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:20:25 GMT 
    The special water flown in for the royal christening


Putting the Greek back into Stoicism 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:11:54 GMT 
    How to avoid making a drachma out of a crisis


WW2 tank seized from man's cellar 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:07:36 GMT 
    German army removes haul of military hardware from 78-year-old's home.


Russian region hands out free sheep 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:46:54 GMT 
    Local authority in western Siberia gives away 1,000 sheep to low-income families.
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