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Police make computer hijack arrests 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMT 
    Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.


Google tries ad-free net experiment 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:09 GMT 
    Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.


Cosby carries on with one-man show 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT 
    US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.


Cher cancels remaining tour dates 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:27 GMT 
    The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.


Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:39:16 GMT 
    Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.


Embrace the arts, engineers told 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:25 GMT 
    Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.


Female bosses 'more depressed' 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT 
    Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.


Obesity 'costing same as smoking' 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:11:32 GMT 
    The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.


France level with Swiss in Davis Cup 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:41:14 GMT 
    Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.


Hamilton puts down title marker 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:09:40 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions as he puts down a title marker ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


City at war - where a police officer is killed every day 
  Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:53:01 GMT 
    Pakistan's police are battling the Taliban - not just in the remote north of the country near the border with Afghanistan, but in Karachi, the country's economic and cultural heart.


Why do so many people die shovelling snow? 
  Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:09:38 GMT 
    Why not clearing the snow from your driveway might just save your life.


Police in toastie mercy dash 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT 
    Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.


Writing lessons give way to typing 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT 
    Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.


France's Hollande to visit Guinea 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:35 GMT 
    France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.
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