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WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role · Sunday 22nd October at 14:19
The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid · Sunday 22nd October at 13:44
The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert · Sunday 22nd October at 13:13
A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.

Abe on course for resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say · Sunday 22nd October at 12:28
The prime minister looks set to win the election, but his "super-majority" hangs in the balance.

Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake' · Sunday 22nd October at 12:15
Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit · Sunday 22nd October at 11:46
Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert · Sunday 22nd October at 09:26
The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco · Sunday 22nd October at 09:09
Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy · Sunday 22nd October at 09:03
Central government says the polls are unnecessary but they are permitted under the constitution.

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser · Sunday 22nd October at 04:34
The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Naked Indonesia · Sunday 22nd October at 01:06
Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community

Sticks and axes · Sunday 22nd October at 01:04
Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.

Wonder down under · Sunday 22nd October at 00:37
The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.

The extra miles · Sunday 22nd October at 00:37
Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?

Dangerous work · Sunday 22nd October at 00:36
On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky · Sunday 22nd October at 00:33
Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

Coming into fashion · Sunday 22nd October at 00:32
How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin · Sunday 22nd October at 00:07
Andrej Babis' party has secured almost triple the vote share of its closest rivals

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files · Saturday 21st October at 17:09
Classified files relating to the assassination of John F Kennedy are due to be released in days.

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone · Saturday 21st October at 13:38
Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out · Saturday 21st October at 12:19
The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.

Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner · Saturday 21st October at 11:16
The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president · Friday 20th October at 20:03
The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term · Friday 20th October at 18:31
Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area".

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours · Friday 20th October at 17:21
Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search · Friday 20th October at 15:26
The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware · Friday 20th October at 15:18
The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms

Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason · Friday 20th October at 14:12
Getting tips about going digital from Ed Miliband, Matt Chorley and Chris Mason.

Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree · Friday 20th October at 14:04
Someone with a Westminster IP address has been editing web entries on famous Irish people.

Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game · Friday 20th October at 13:40
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen

3D-printed concrete cycle bridge opens and other news · Friday 20th October at 10:44
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

How games firm made Destiny 2 · Friday 20th October at 05:24
Newsbeat has been given exclusive behind the scenes access to Bungie, the gaming studio behind the Halo and Destiny franchises.

The global shop · Friday 20th October at 00:08
Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end · Friday 20th October at 00:03
The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters · Thursday 19th October at 15:46
The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.

How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist · Thursday 19th October at 15:37
French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft · Thursday 19th October at 13:25
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.

Still photographs spring to life · Thursday 19th October at 00:22
New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.

Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle · Wednesday 18th October at 18:04
The human-piloted machines fired weapons at one another.

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders · Wednesday 18th October at 17:47
Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en masse.

Snapchat to make original TV-style shows · Wednesday 18th October at 14:18
The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse · Wednesday 18th October at 12:48
The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company · Wednesday 18th October at 11:56
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

World's first floating wind farm starts generating electricity · Wednesday 18th October at 11:44
The five 175-metre high turbines have been installed 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast.

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched · Wednesday 18th October at 11:05
The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.

Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering' · Wednesday 18th October at 05:13
Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says · Wednesday 18th October at 00:41
A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can · Wednesday 18th October at 00:38
Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.

Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters · Wednesday 18th October at 00:26
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

Social media data shared by spy agencies · Tuesday 17th October at 18:23
Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality.

Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools · Tuesday 17th October at 17:42
Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware.

'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm · Tuesday 17th October at 16:13
Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.

Low success rate for government online ID service · Tuesday 17th October at 15:45 Verify fails to register most users trying to access government services.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk · Tuesday 17th October at 14:42
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator · Tuesday 17th October at 14:01
A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps · Tuesday 17th October at 12:08
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool · Tuesday 17th October at 08:03
One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second · Tuesday 17th October at 00:21
The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia · Tuesday 17th October at 00:11
Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK · Monday 16th October at 22:35
More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack · Monday 16th October at 18:20
The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs · Monday 16th October at 15:16
Huawei Mate 10 handsets use a new type of processor to recognise objects being photographed.

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained · Monday 16th October at 15:01
A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.

Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law · Monday 16th October at 14:59
The Dutch regulator says sanctions may be imposed if Microsoft does not comply.

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada · Monday 16th October at 12:00
The aircraft sustained only minor damage and landed safely, the Canadian transport minister said.

Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools · Monday 16th October at 11:31
The tech giant will extend a scheme which trains young people to help those who suffer cyber-bullying.

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks' · Monday 16th October at 11:17
Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station · Monday 16th October at 10:18
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts · Monday 16th October at 00:47
The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour · Monday 16th October at 00:46
Made up of over 500 cameras, the Panoptic Studio captures motion without the use of markers.

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons · Sunday 15th October at 01:05
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

Can we teach robots ethics? · Sunday 15th October at 00:46
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath · Saturday 14th October at 01:28
A daily ice bath is "like having morning coffee", the tech giant's president Tim Kendall tells the BBC.

YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions · Friday 13th October at 18:48
YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.

US voices frustration with 'warrant-proof' encryption · Friday 13th October at 14:23
Encryption tools in apps such as WhatsApp "thwart law enforcement", says US Deputy Attorney General.

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin · Friday 13th October at 13:28
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600 · Friday 13th October at 13:13
40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.

UK mobile coverage 'deplorable', says Lord Adonis · Friday 13th October at 10:32
The national infrastructure commission head also warns the UK faces gridlock on roads, railways and in the skies.

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch · Friday 13th October at 10:31
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Next-generation internet · Friday 13th October at 02:01
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

Pest control · Friday 13th October at 00:09
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.

Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One · Thursday 12th October at 15:52
Sir Richard is joining the board of the pod-based US transport company.

From pillows to concrete · Tuesday 10th October at 00:30
Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?

Blue sky thinking · Monday 9th October at 00:08
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Scam support · Saturday 7th October at 01:08
A man who runs an online support group says scam victims are not stupid - just unaware of the con.

Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news · Friday 6th October at 08:12
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

No more privacy? · Friday 6th October at 00:58
Four experts examine the issue of information security in an online world.

Out of control · Friday 6th October at 00:12
Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?

Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging · Thursday 5th October at 10:08
British start-up Zap&Go has developed carbon-ion supercapacitors that allow rapid charging.

A brief tour of Google's Pixel 2 XL · Wednesday 4th October at 18:30
The new flagship handset has an easier way to summon its smart assistant and a unique camera trick.

Assassin’s Creed Origins preview · Wednesday 4th October at 10:03
Marc Cieslak previews the latest instalment of the adventure series set in ancient Egypt

Close call · Tuesday 3rd October at 00:19
5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.

What future for augmented reality? · Monday 2nd October at 08:11
Experts predict the AR market could be worth £122 billion by 2024.

Quick thinking · Monday 2nd October at 02:31
Humans still have the upper hand over computers in an argument. For the moment.

UN to monitor AI developments and other tech news · Friday 29th September at 11:58
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

Amazon Echo smart speaker family expands · Thursday 28th September at 12:57
Amazon revamps its main Echo smart speaker for the first time since its launch in 2014.

Nest's new home security tech · Thursday 21st September at 04:59
Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.

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