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VIDEO: New Doctor Who titles inspired by fan 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:43:57 GMT 
    The creators of Doctor Who were so impressed by a title sequence made by one fan, they asked if they could use his ideas for the new series.


VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:21:32 GMT 
    President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.


VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:19:17 GMT 
    Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive


VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:11:38 GMT 
    Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.


VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:22:32 GMT 
    The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event


VIDEO: 'Tailback' as dog rescued from LA highway 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:46:04 GMT 
    A stray dog was rescued from a busy Los Angeles highway after motorists worked together to capture the animal.


Urban areas are hives for wild bees 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:31:41 GMT 
    A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.


Fed says 'slack' in US jobs market 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:55:52 GMT 
    US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".


HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:28:12 GMT 
    Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.


NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:58:17 GMT 
    The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.


Researchers hack into Gmail app 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:55 GMT 
    US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.


India blocks Gandhi murder film 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:31:03 GMT 
    India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.


Oldest book prize winners unveiled 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:50:43 GMT 
    A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning author win the UK's oldest literary awards.


Warming 'pause' may last until 2025 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:33 GMT 
    The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.


Stench of decay turns coral away 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:44:24 GMT 
    Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
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