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VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army? 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:23:17 GMT 
    Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?


'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:11:39 GMT 
    The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.


Weasel rides on woodpecker's back 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:33:09 GMT 
    An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.


Fiat boss wary over tech challenge 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:40:56 GMT 
    The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, says Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne.


Ukraine raises interest rates to 30% 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:08:36 GMT 
    Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.


Plane battery ban over safety concern 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:13:44 GMT 
    United Airlines has announced that it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as new tests reveal they could cause fires.


Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:21 GMT 
    Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car.


Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:55:39 GMT 
    Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.


Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:06:43 GMT 
    Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.


Scientists produce TB-resistant cows 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:37 GMT 
    Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.


Ministers issue spaceport shortlist 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:17 GMT 
    Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.


Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT 
    Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.


Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:03:22 GMT 
    Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.


England's Broad rejects 'fear' claim 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:04:38 GMT 
    Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup.


Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:41 GMT 
    Christian Benteke's late penalty hands Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a win over West Brom.
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