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Boeing reports soaring profits 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39:35 GMT 
    The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.


'Sanction tech firms', says Hollande 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:08 GMT 
    France's President calls for an international legal framework to force tech companies to 'face up to their responsibilities'.


Drone firm blocks White House flights 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:56:50 GMT 
    Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.


Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:17:02 GMT 
    David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.


H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:54:52 GMT 
    Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.


Scottish fracking block announced 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:57:04 GMT 
    The Scottish government announces a block on planned fracking operations, pending the outcome of further inquiries.


'Mystery' beavers permitted to stay 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:10:50 GMT 
    A family of beavers mysteriously reintroduced to the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, Natural England decides.


Bank chief warns of pandemic threat 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:22 GMT 
    The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.


E. coli found in Winnipeg water 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:14:37 GMT 
    Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.


Costa charged over Can 'stamp' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:51:45 GMT 
    Chelsea's Diego Costa faces a possible three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct for an alleged stamp.


Ronaldo gets two-match ban after red 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:34:37 GMT 
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is given a two-match ban following his red card in the win over Cordoba on Saturday.


The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:04:06 GMT 
    When Devi Asmadiredja's husband told her to leave their German home, she found a new life in the remote mountains near Chechnya.


Still thirsty after Malawi's flood 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:05:20 GMT 
    For weeks Malawi experienced drought, then came a flood - but many people still lacked clean water.


'Daughter wanted' in Chinese advert 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:18:48 GMT 
    Doctor says she wants to find someone to keep her company and inherit her business.


No superheroes allowed, says Denmark 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:10:54 GMT 
    Man's application to change his name to Superhero is rejected by naming authorities.
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