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Gamers take a stand against misogyny 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:35:55 GMT 
    Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.

VIDEO: FBI to investigate celebrity hacking 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:59:23 GMT 
    The FBI are investigating after many famous women have had their nude photographs posted online anonymously after being hacked.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:06 GMT 
    South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Justin Bieber charged with assault 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:41:13 GMT 
    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.

Monkey leaders have different brains 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:16:48 GMT 
    Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:38:52 GMT 
    The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMT 
    A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.

Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT 
    Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

India humble England to win series 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:45:30 GMT 
    India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.

Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:55:32 GMT 
    Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards.

The girl with three biological parents 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT 
    Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT 
    The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT 
    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.

UK activist's Thailand trial begins 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:38 GMT 
    A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT 
    Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
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