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China factory activity expands again 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:31:06 GMT 
    Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.

Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:59:58 GMT 
    The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.

Amazon launches home ordering kit 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:38:46 GMT 
    In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 tablet 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:50 GMT 
    Microsoft shifts its entry-range tablets to Intel processors, allowing them to run a wider range of software.

Clarkson live tour set to go ahead 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT 
    Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.

Dutch royals to return Nazi art 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:39:49 GMT 
    The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.

US makes climate pledge to UN 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT 
    The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT 
    The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT 
    Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT 
    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

Italy 1-1 England 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:20:03 GMT 
    Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.

Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:21:06 GMT 
    Portugal rest captain Cristiano Ronaldo and suffer a shock defeat at home to African side Cape Verde Islands.

America's most generous con artist 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT 
    Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself.

I nearly drowned in chocolate 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:30 GMT 
    A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK.

Porpoises use 'sound searchlights' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT 
    Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
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