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Reporter jailed for stolen data links  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:55:12 GMT
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. 
US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:28:38 GMT
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators. 
Birdman given boost in Oscars race  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMT
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize. 
Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:47 GMT
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says. 
MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:09:26 GMT
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change. 
Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:28:06 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by. 
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:06:08 GMT
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show. 
Uefa lack courage to stand - Blatter  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:49:09 GMT
Fifa president Sepp Blatter accuses Uefa of lacking the "courage" to challenge his leadership in May's election. 
Serena battles into quarter-finals  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:57:06 GMT
Serena Williams fights back to beat Garbine Muguruza and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals. 
Where do the wealthiest 1% live?  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:53:08 GMT
There was much talk in Davos this week of the wealthiest 1% in the world. Despite what you might think, they don't all live in hollowed-out volcanoes on private islands. 
The islanders who don't want a bridge to the mainland  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:58:49 GMT
A group of islands once visited by Charles Darwin could soon find itself at one end of Latin America's longest bridge - but not everyone there is happy about it. 
Fake bank swindles China savers  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:42 GMT
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers. 
Ghana official wears wife's coat  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:58:46 GMT
Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany. 
Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:47:56 GMT
Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon. 
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