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Asian shares higher on China easing 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:19:30 GMT 
    Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.


Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:59:12 GMT 
    British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.


VIDEO: Farmers test out 'flying sheepdog' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:56 GMT 
    Paul Brennan talks to the BBC about sending a drone up to herd his sheep.


African comedian replaces Jon Stewart 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:24 GMT 
    Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.


Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:53:13 GMT 
    Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry swears off Instagram, claiming to have been "hounded off" the photo-sharing service.


Solar aeroplane lands in China 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:37:04 GMT 
    Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.


Mercury 'painted black' by comets 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:59:35 GMT 
    The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests.


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.


Office workers 'too sedentary' 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT 
    Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.


Hamilton deal could be worth £27m 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:59:17 GMT 
    World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year.


Australia announce Ashes squad 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:38:00 GMT 
    Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.


The beast of the Danube 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT 
    The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.


The men who uncovered Assyria 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT 
    Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.


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.


Dickens' desk saved for public view 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT 
    The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
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