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VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:26:36 GMT 
    Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.


VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT 
    A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.


VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:36 GMT 
    New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.


VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:52 GMT 
    Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.


VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT 
    A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.


Unesco asks for Star Wars report 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:45:33 GMT 
    Unesco contacts the Irish government asking for a report on the use of a County Kerry island for filming the new Star Wars film.


UK to allow driverless cars on roads 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:39 GMT 
    The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.


Twitter shares surge on user growth 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT 
    Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.


Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:27 GMT 
    Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.


Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:58 GMT 
    The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.


Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:09 GMT 
    A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.


Hollywood rallies to save celluloid 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:22:34 GMT 
    Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.


No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:54:48 GMT 
    Rolf Harris's five year and nine month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".


Birds beat machines in hover test 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:18 GMT 
    Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.


How faces drive first impressions 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:36 GMT 
    UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
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