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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:22 GMT 
    Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.


Citigroup legal costs up by $600m 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT 
    Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".


Pirate Bay founder faces jail term 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT 
    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.


Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT 
    Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.


Polanski freed after US arrest bid 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:23 GMT 
    US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.


Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT 
    Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.


Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT 
    A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.


A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT 
    Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.


Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT 
    The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.


Google developing a cancer detector 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT 
    Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.


Murray seals World Tour Finals place 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT 
    Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.


Hamilton critical of double points 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:08:58 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.


Can you cheat your way to fitness? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT 
    Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?


The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT 
    Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.


Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT 
    UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
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