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Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown · Wednesday 24th May at 12:33
A mission is under way to rescue about 200 people who fell from an overcrowded boat off Libya.

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis · Wednesday 24th May at 12:30
The two leaders greeted each other cordially, after clashing on issues from migration to climate change.

Mount Everest: Bodies of four climbers found in tent · Wednesday 24th May at 11:43
The four were discovered by a rescue team sent to retrieve the body of another dead climber.

French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem · Wednesday 24th May at 11:24
Islanders on tiny Pacific atoll may have helped themselves to burning boat's illicit cargo.

Family contests 101-year-old's wedding to former maid · Wednesday 24th May at 10:59
The children of a Portuguese centenarian say his new wife - for decades his maid - is after his money.

Manchester attack: Bataclan survivor's message for Manchester · Wednesday 24th May at 10:58
Father of two Serge Maestracci was at the Bataclan with friends on the night of the 2015 Paris attacks. He has this message of support for the people of Manchester.

Moody's downgrades China's credit rating · Wednesday 24th May at 10:48
China dismisses the one-notch cut by Moody's, accusing it of using "inappropriate methodology".

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage · Wednesday 24th May at 10:41
The decision paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriages.

Stalin's grandson who rejected dictator's name dies at 75 · Wednesday 24th May at 10:40
Russian theatre director Alexander Burdonsky, who was born Alexander Stalin, dies of cancer aged 75.

Manchester united in grief but stronger in defiance · Wednesday 24th May at 09:38
People of Manchester talk of their shock and determination to unite together through their grief.

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis in Rome · Wednesday 24th May at 09:34
The US president is greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican, on the third leg of his maiden overseas trip.

Kyrgyz president shows off his musical skills · Wednesday 24th May at 09:32
Singer-songwriter president Almazbek Atambayev releases guitar ballads to local acclaim.

Craig and Brosnan tribute to Moore · Wednesday 24th May at 08:56
Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan honour Sir Roger Moore after the actor's death at the age of 89.

Sydney siege: Police should have stormed cafe sooner, coroner rules · Wednesday 24th May at 06:46
Police should have stormed the cafe as soon as the gunman began shooting, an inquest finds.

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer 'chosen' by president · Wednesday 24th May at 05:55
Marc Kasowitz will represent the US president in a justice department inquiry, US media report.

No place to hide for LGBT people in Indonesia's Aceh province · Wednesday 24th May at 05:41
Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province are enforcing an ever stricter version of Sharia law.

Mindanao martial law could last a year, warns Philippine president · Wednesday 24th May at 04:52
President Duterte's warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.

India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead · Wednesday 24th May at 04:11
The accident took place in Uttarakhand state as the victims were returning from a shrine.

Flamingo balancing act saves energy · Wednesday 24th May at 02:28
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Cowardly to cancel? · Wednesday 24th May at 02:27
Concertgoers return to venues as Simple Minds say cancelling their show would have felt "cowardly".

Grounded · Wednesday 24th May at 00:26
As the political crisis in Venezuela deepens, more parents choose not to send their children to school.

Man of the moment · Wednesday 24th May at 00:21
A charismatic young lawyer on the run from police is leading the charge against caste oppression.

Just A Baby app matches hopeful parents · Wednesday 24th May at 00:15
A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone? · Wednesday 24th May at 00:10
Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone? · Wednesday 24th May at 00:10
Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

'Nothing we could do' · Wednesday 24th May at 00:00
Mexico is the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could Donald Trump bring this to an end?

Manchester attack: Young Ariana Grande fans describe scene inside · Tuesday 23rd May at 21:26
Young Ariana Grande fans describe the panic inside the Manchester Arena when a bomb went off on Monday night.

A European muddle · Tuesday 23rd May at 17:42
President Trump will visit Europe this week, highlighting his own history of varied and contradictory views.

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo · Tuesday 23rd May at 16:18
Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.

Puzzled Russians hail a bus, board a hearse · Tuesday 23rd May at 15:37
Passengers in Omsk are wondering why a bus company is using hearses to transport passengers.

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro · Tuesday 23rd May at 14:43
It is claimed the tablet is 2.5 times faster than the Pro 3, with a battery that will last 70% longer.

Donald Trump on Manchester attack: Bomber is 'evil loser' · Tuesday 23rd May at 12:21
US President Donald Trump says the Manchester bombing is the work of "evil losers".

Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row · Tuesday 23rd May at 12:03
The two technology firms have ended a dispute over the use of Nokia's patents.

Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge · Tuesday 23rd May at 11:57
Google's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things' · Tuesday 23rd May at 11:25
Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.

More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers · Tuesday 23rd May at 09:57
Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.

Manchester explosion: Witnesses share their stories · Tuesday 23rd May at 06:19
Powerful stories from people who were at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Cuban revolution · Tuesday 23rd May at 00:35
As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video · Tuesday 23rd May at 00:31
Live channels including Eurosport and Discovery will be offered for an extra fee.

Lipstick and dresses · Monday 22nd May at 16:01
Footage from east Mosul, Iraq, reveals the legacy of horror left by so-called Islamic State, but also suggests some of life is returning to normal.

Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point · Monday 22nd May at 14:58
The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.

Virtual rabbits 'culled' in Second Life · Monday 22nd May at 12:43
Thousands of bunnies have "starved" after their food supply was cut off.

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm · Monday 22nd May at 12:27
More than two-thirds of all machines hit by WannaCry ran the eight-year-old software, say experts

UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' · Monday 22nd May at 11:11
Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy' · Monday 22nd May at 10:03
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.

Uni of South Wales road safety app for children 'good fun' · Sunday 21st May at 06:51
The app is being developed thanks to £67,500 funding from the Road Safety Trust.

General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat · Friday 19th May at 17:48
Conservative manifesto suggests digital providers should pay to help combat online crime.

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users · Friday 19th May at 13:31
Ofcom wants to make it easier for people to switch operator - but it has ruled out a simpler option.

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules · Friday 19th May at 11:08
Critics say changing the rules may mean some data travels on "fast lanes".

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control · Friday 19th May at 09:32
London City Airport flights will be directed by controllers using a remote system 80 miles away.

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system · Friday 19th May at 01:21
A reporter's twin foiled the HSBC security measure by mimicking his brother's voice.

Instagram 'worst for young mental health' · Friday 19th May at 00:59
Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into Harvard · Friday 19th May at 00:04
See the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward.

WannaCry lessons · Friday 19th May at 00:02
How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?

Customer service robots on show in Paris · Thursday 18th May at 14:06
Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at some of the more unusual robots on show at the Innorobo exhibition in Paris.

App maker's code stolen in malware attack · Thursday 18th May at 12:44
The FBI is investigating and Apple are looking out for malicious versions of the apps after the theft.

EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim · Thursday 18th May at 09:12
The social media giant is fined for providing "misleading" information during its takeover of WhatsApp.

India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen · Thursday 18th May at 08:43
Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, global restaurant guide Zomato says.

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms · Thursday 18th May at 02:25
Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms with augmented reality. The technology was shown off at Google I/O, the company's annual developers' conference in Silicon Valley.

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach · Wednesday 17th May at 18:06
The electronic signature service provider says no other user information was accessed during the breach.

Electoral Commission wants powers to tackle election meddling from abroad · Wednesday 17th May at 16:48
A probe into the political use of private data has been opened by the information commissioner.

'Bots' spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal · Wednesday 17th May at 16:15
Bot activity is apparently detected on a US regulator's website over proposed changes to net neutrality rules.

Two Britons arrested in Thailand over football streaming · Wednesday 17th May at 14:12
Two British men are arrested after the Premier League supported investigations by Thai authorities.

Election candidates warned about phishing attempts · Wednesday 17th May at 13:58
Recent MPs and other candidates in the UK general election are warned about malicious emails.

Twitter user numbers overtaken by China's Sina Weibo · Wednesday 17th May at 13:39
Chinese micro-blogging site boasts 340 million active monthly users in first three months of 2017.

Cage director charged for failing to disclose passwords · Wednesday 17th May at 13:29
The international director for Cage could face prison for failing to disclose digital passwords.

Echopixel - the new 3D image tool for surgeons · Wednesday 17th May at 08:12
Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer · Tuesday 16th May at 16:57
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's prototype computer, called The Machine, has 160TB of memory.

ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants · Tuesday 16th May at 13:59
The project could help those with brain or spinal injuries to receive sensory feedback.

Tinder fights one-man dating platform · Tuesday 16th May at 13:49
The app, called Shinder, has only one available male date.

Ukraine's Poroshenko to block Russian social networks · Tuesday 16th May at 12:54
President Petro Poroshenko slaps a ban on some of the biggest Russian sites, including VK and Yandex.

WannaCry and the malware hall of fame · Tuesday 16th May at 12:44
How does WannaCry compare with other big malware infections?

Thailand backs off lese-majeste Facebook ban threat · Tuesday 16th May at 12:41
Facebook was threatened with a ban if it did not block 131 posts including criticism of Thai royals.

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned · Tuesday 16th May at 11:58
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.

New health scan uses artificial intelligence · Tuesday 16th May at 08:17
California company Forward is launching a medical body and health scan using artificial intelligence and connected tools.

HTC unveils 'squeezy' phone for selfies · Tuesday 16th May at 07:59
The U11 has a pressure-sensitive edge that triggers the camera when squeezed.

Indian teen builds world's 'lightest satellite' · Tuesday 16th May at 05:37
The satellite, made with a 3-D printer, weighs a mere 64 grams and will be launched by Nasa in June.

Gene genie · Tuesday 16th May at 00:01
DNA-testing kits for health and fitness are growing in popularity, but is it all hype?

Uber must return confidential files to Waymo, orders US judge · Monday 15th May at 20:27
US judge tells Uber to sideline an engineer but says the firm can continue work on self-driving cars.

NHS cyber-attack: No 'second spike' but disruption continues · Monday 15th May at 19:25
Jeremy Hunt says a lack of new attacks is "encouraging", but at least 16 hospital trusts are still affected.

Global manhunt for WannaCry creators · Monday 15th May at 17:25
Investigators have few clues as they seek to find who was behind the massive attack.

Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit? · Monday 15th May at 15:46
The WannaCry cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Europol says.

Virtual memorial for WW2 code-cracker · Monday 15th May at 13:20
Bletchley Park code-cracker Bill Tutte has been commemorated by a recreation of the machine he defeated.

Should you pay the WannaCry ransom? · Monday 15th May at 10:01
As ransomware infections spread, it is important to know what to do, and not do, if you get it.

Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo · Monday 15th May at 09:23
The ride hailing company joins forces with Google-owned Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles.

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun? · Monday 15th May at 08:09
Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.

Sex doll chat · Monday 15th May at 00:48
The BBC visits a factory in California which is making a new AI-enabled sex doll called Harmony.

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' · Sunday 14th May at 19:41
More disruption could follow, possibly on "a significant scale", the UK cyber-security agency warns.

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol · Sunday 14th May at 14:57
The EU police chief warns that more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning.

Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan · Sunday 14th May at 11:33
The Skydrive car uses drone technology, and has three wheels and four rotors.

Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware 'by accident' · Saturday 13th May at 18:31
The 22-year-old UK researcher tells how he stopped a global cyber-attack by spending £8.

Anti-drone fence used in Guernsey prison · Saturday 13th May at 14:38
A new virtual security fence is being tested in Guernsey to stop drones getting contraband into prison.

Tweenage vlogger · Saturday 13th May at 01:21
Nikki Lilly is one of an army of children taking YouTube by storm, but she is not your average vlogger.

My walk, my signature · Friday 12th May at 00:16
The way we interact with our devices is helping cyber-security firms authenticate our identity.

Macron Leaks · Tuesday 9th May at 01:01
The US alt-right, WikiLeaks and bots helped to amplify the leaked emails from the Emmanuel Macron campaign.

Sun trap · Tuesday 9th May at 00:07
As India leaps ahead in solar capacity, we look at the latest innovations around the world.

Facebook power · Monday 8th May at 02:52
The social network is largely unregulated and unaccountable when it comes to politics, critics say.

Watch me, watch me · Friday 5th May at 00:15
Live streaming is becoming big business for 'creators' and tech firms alike. But is it dangerous?

Selling up · Wednesday 3rd May at 00:08
The Hughes family want to take on the tech giants.

Smart doggy · Tuesday 2nd May at 00:13
Tech for pets is a booming business, but will it simply encourage us to spend less time with them?

Battery bonanza: · Monday 1st May at 00:01
Could batteries help solve the renewable power problem?

Voice-controlled camera offers fashion tips and other news · Friday 28th April at 09:20
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Classic BlackBerry gets Android revival · Thursday 27th April at 11:58
The classic BlackBerry smartphone, including physical keyboard, is given a 2017 makeover.

The plan to grow strawberries inside shipping containers · Thursday 27th April at 10:33
Agricool is using former shipping containers to grow strawberries in Paris.

Naked selfie-detecting app Gallery Guardian tested · Wednesday 26th April at 09:08
Gallery Guardian is designed to protect children from explicit images, but does not spot every snap.

Can plastic roads help save the planet? · Tuesday 25th April at 01:11
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads. Video journalist Dougal Shaw caught up with the inventor.

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