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Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again · Tuesday 20th February at 09:25
A court says the ex-president's recent pardon will not count in a case involving six dead farmers.

Winter Olympics: USA beat Slovakia to reach men's ice hockey quarter-finals · Tuesday 20th February at 09:21
The USA men's ice hockey team reach the quarter-finals at the Winter Olympics with victory over Slovakia in Pyeongchang.

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights · Tuesday 20th February at 09:19
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts · Tuesday 20th February at 09:09
US firm's clients told to update their settings and lock down data before it is stolen.

Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle · Tuesday 20th February at 08:23
US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes · Tuesday 20th February at 08:05
More than 100 people may have been killed in the Damascus area of the Eastern Ghouta.

Winter Olympics: Slovenia ice hockey player suspended for doping violation · Tuesday 20th February at 08:05
Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic accepts an anti-doping rule violation and is suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Falluja: Meet Issa Saer, mayor of ruined Iraqi city · Tuesday 20th February at 07:13
Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces.

Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian · Tuesday 20th February at 07:01
Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair?

Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency · Tuesday 20th February at 06:55
The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people · Tuesday 20th February at 06:30
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night.

Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues · Tuesday 20th February at 06:24
The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.

Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper' · Tuesday 20th February at 06:00
Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead.

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth · Tuesday 20th February at 05:39
While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians · Tuesday 20th February at 04:22
Three men from Naples vanished on New Year's Eve after reportedly being detained by police.

Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper · Tuesday 20th February at 03:54
The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.

Councils 'unprepared' for cyber-attacks, report says · Tuesday 20th February at 03:29
More than 25% of local authorities had computer systems breached from 2013-17, campaigners say.

'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say · Tuesday 20th February at 02:35
Campaigners say the law needs to change to make it easier for police to take action.

Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience · Tuesday 20th February at 01:57
The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.

The other Offices · Tuesday 20th February at 01:37
The Office is to get an Indian spin-off - we take a look at the different versions of Ricky Gervais's hit sitcom.

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas · Tuesday 20th February at 01:20
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas · Tuesday 20th February at 01:20
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack · Tuesday 20th February at 01:20
Girls in north-eastern Nigeria manage to flee when the jihadists attack their school.

In the afterglow · Tuesday 20th February at 00:54
Warm words have raised expectations of improved relations between the two countries.

Jeffrey Kong: Singapore's Lego brick artist · Tuesday 20th February at 00:47
Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression

Maplin in talks with potential buyers · Tuesday 20th February at 00:42
The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.

Fin tech · Tuesday 20th February at 00:20
Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.

France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears · Monday 19th February at 23:18
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.

Florida school shooting: Trump 'supportive' of better gun background checks · Monday 19th February at 21:34
There are growing calls for gun control reform after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting.

Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy · Monday 19th February at 16:11
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years · Monday 19th February at 16:09
Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending sexual images that he then shared on the dark web.

Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers · Monday 19th February at 14:56
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.

Basque-speaking footballers told they could be sent off · Monday 19th February at 14:53
A referee threatens to send off players if they speak Basque in a fifth-tier match, according to reports in Spain.

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects · Monday 19th February at 13:50
Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.

Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash' · Monday 19th February at 12:05
Investigations are launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.

Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads · Monday 19th February at 11:53
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.

Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports · Monday 19th February at 11:19
Cargo ships are being turned away in New Zealand over fears for country's biosecurity.

Justin Trudeau in India: Is the Canadian PM being cold-shouldered? · Monday 19th February at 07:08
The normally attention-grabbing Canadian prime minister's visit has been unusually low key so far.

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage · Sunday 18th February at 09:41
The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering · Saturday 17th February at 02:54
The named Russians are indicted along with three Russian companies by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium · Friday 16th February at 16:55
Facebook is ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London · Friday 16th February at 12:17
Customers should be allowed to "choose who they share vehicles with", says Transport for London.

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery · Friday 16th February at 12:04
Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.

Anger at Google image search 'peace deal' · Friday 16th February at 11:36
The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

Robots compete in skiing challenge and other news · Friday 16th February at 09:24
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Humble origins · Friday 16th February at 00:09
Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art? · Friday 16th February at 00:05
Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

UK and US blame Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack · Thursday 15th February at 22:12
Britain and the US say the Russian military was behind the NotPetya attack which hit firms worldwide.

Instagram submits to Russia censor's demands · Thursday 15th February at 19:06
Service blocks access to corruption claim-related posts despite YouTube failing to meet similar demand.

'Phenomenal' robot surgery speeds up man's recovery · Thursday 15th February at 13:49
Owen Veldhuizen says the surgery, which saw a robot used to operate on his heart, was "phenomenal".

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker · Thursday 15th February at 13:13
The latest versions of the web browser will block "annoying intrusive" ads from today.

'Anti-Clinton' Wikileaks chat leaked · Thursday 15th February at 12:18
Leaked copies of a private chat suggest Wikileaks wanted a Republican candidate to become president.

Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes · Thursday 15th February at 11:59
The European Commission wants Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to protect consumer rights.

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures · Thursday 15th February at 08:10
Snapchat's changes have sparked a backlash as users complain that it is more difficult to use.

Blade Runner 2049: How we recreated a character · Thursday 15th February at 01:11
The filmmakers wanted one of the characters to appear in the new film looking as they did in 1982.

Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood · Wednesday 14th February at 21:10
The tech firm has said owners may have to re-oil surfaces if the ring marks do not fade.

Quantum computers 'one step closer' · Wednesday 14th February at 19:25
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

AI does grunt work on China's pig farms · Wednesday 14th February at 17:19
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.

Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud · Wednesday 14th February at 15:42
A website lets people freely look for sensitive data stored on servers at Amazon Web Services.

eSports' Overwatch League announces its first female player · Wednesday 14th February at 15:34
Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon is the first female player in the history of the eSports Overwatch League.

YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans · Wednesday 14th February at 14:02
Russia's internet watchdog has ordered videos and images on the services to be blocked by end of day.

Computer reconstructs St Valentine's face · Wednesday 14th February at 12:42
A reconstruction is made of the saint's face, based on human remains thought to belong to him.

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life' · Wednesday 14th February at 11:43
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.

Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared over cat food order · Wednesday 14th February at 01:00
A television ad that caused a viewer's Echo Dot device to try to order cat food has been cleared.

Biggest carmaker · Wednesday 14th February at 00:51
Working out who sells the most cars is more complicated than you might think.

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube · Tuesday 13th February at 11:54
The controversial star hasn't done enough to warrant a ban from the site, YouTube's head says.

Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK · Tuesday 13th February at 10:32
A proof-of-concept test of 10Gbps has been conducted in a residential home in London.

Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs · Tuesday 13th February at 07:53
The e-commerce giant has grown rapidly in recent years but is now closing jobs in Seattle and worldwide.

YouTube couples · Tuesday 13th February at 06:05
In the latest Newsbeat Documentary, vlogger Ben Hunte looks at couples revealing all on YouTube and Instagram.

AI detects Islamic State video uploads · Tuesday 13th February at 03:28
An algorithm that detects propaganda made by the Islamic State group is developed in the UK.

Tinder revolution · Tuesday 13th February at 00:08
Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Facebook broke German privacy laws, court rules · Monday 12th February at 16:33
A German regional court rules that the social network failed to obtain proper consent to some of its features.

Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm · Monday 12th February at 13:14
Data centres mining the crypto-currency will use more electricity than homes this year, an energy firm says.

Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash - Europol · Monday 12th February at 04:08
Cryptocurrencies are being used by criminals to launder billions of pounds, Europol warns.

Terror pranks · Monday 12th February at 00:39
Fake bombs, staged murders, stunts that resemble acid attacks - why are YouTubers posting "terror pranks"?

Profile: Elon Musk · Saturday 10th February at 00:38
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

Potato plastics · Friday 9th February at 00:03
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

The bodyhackers enhancing the human form · Thursday 8th February at 13:17
The BBC meets bodyhackers determined to push the human body into new territory.

Die With Me: The chat app for those with a low battery · Thursday 8th February at 00:12
The Die With Me app only works when you have 5% battery or less.

The tech making fashion accessible for disabled people · Wednesday 7th February at 00:14
Open Style Lab combines technology and fashion to make clothing more accessible for disabled people.

Computer says no · Tuesday 6th February at 00:02
More firms are relying on artificial intelligence and automation to speed up recruitment, but at what cost?

Computer pioneers · Monday 5th February at 01:08
Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.

PowerWatch: The smartwatch powered by body heat · Thursday 1st February at 00:05
The watch uses thermoelectric technology to covert body heat energy into electricity.

Cryonics: Your body preserved for future revival? · Wednesday 31st January at 10:49
Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

ColorFab: 3D printer can change colour of objects · Tuesday 30th January at 09:51
MIT is making a new kind of 3D printer that can change the colour of the objects you print.

Night Shift: Game aims to help doctors detect trauma · Monday 29th January at 00:12
A doctor has designed a video game about treating patients with severe injuries.

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