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US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum · Friday 24th March at 13:47
The president demands a make-or-break vote on Friday on a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp 'attack' · Friday 24th March at 13:30
Belgian prosecutors bring an attempted terrorism charge against man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline · Friday 24th March at 13:30
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds' · Friday 24th March at 13:11
Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.

France's Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions · Friday 24th March at 12:47
The far-right presidential candidate meets Russian MPs just weeks before France's elections.

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks · Friday 24th March at 12:44
Web browsers could be blocked from accessing sites caught up in a row over basic security tools.

Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues · Friday 24th March at 12:38
Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports on the split city of Mosul, Iraq.

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh's rule · Friday 24th March at 11:29
The commission will investigate abuses committed during ex-President Jammeh's rule, minister says.

Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes · Friday 24th March at 11:22
Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom plans.

Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official · Friday 24th March at 11:16
Ravindra Gaikwad will not be able to fly on five major Indian airlines with immediate effect.

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father · Friday 24th March at 11:05
Germanwings crash victims' families criticise the pilot's father for seeking to exonerate his son.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention · Friday 24th March at 10:36
It is the first time Egypt's ex-president is allowed to go home since his 2011 overthrow.

More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean · Friday 24th March at 10:29
An aid group finds two capsized boats capable of carrying 100 migrants each, and only five bodies.

The tech turning skyscrapers into adverts · Friday 24th March at 10:24
A new projection technique for persistence of vision displays will allow images to be up to 200m tall on buildings.

Row over US ISP customer data sales · Friday 24th March at 10:22
US politicians have voted to let ISPs gather and sell data about what Americans do online.

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth · Friday 24th March at 09:18
The animal was was lifeless after being caught in a house fire but was revived after 20 minutes.

Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC · Friday 24th March at 08:56
Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report says.

Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years · Friday 24th March at 08:00
It sank in one of South Korea's deadliest disasters in 2014.

Hard to forget · Friday 24th March at 08:00
The singer writes about his Comic Relief visit and why he'll never forget the children he met.

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case · Friday 24th March at 08:00
The case could make the island the first place in Asia to permit same-sex marriage.

'Hero' street dogs in India help catch criminal · Friday 24th March at 07:53
The two chased down and bit a man accused of stabbing one of his former colleagues on the roadside.

Aurora Australis: Spectacular displays for first Southern Lights charter flight · Friday 24th March at 06:48
Aurora-hunters came from around the world and were left awestruck by the display.

Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China · Friday 24th March at 06:45
Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?

A question of colour · Friday 24th March at 06:45
Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?

YouTube to help gamers build their audiences · Friday 24th March at 06:33
The company signs a new deal with FaceIt, one of the leading eSports platforms.

'Nine lives' · Friday 24th March at 01:05
A new book documents nine women survivors of tuberculosis, India's most severe health crisis.

Left in a bus station · Friday 24th March at 01:01
When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?

Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017 · Friday 24th March at 00:50
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Weekly quiz · Friday 24th March at 00:38
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Ads in your eye · Friday 24th March at 00:13
How new technologies are transforming outdoor advertising.

Piggyback party · Friday 24th March at 00:12
The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving a piggyback to a military officer.

Hong Kong election: The nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? · Friday 24th March at 00:11
A quick guide to the candidates competing to become Hong Kong's chief executive.

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra · Friday 24th March at 00:01
Lyse Doucet goes inside Syria's famed Roman-era city, badly damaged by Islamic State militants.

London attack: Theresa May evacuated from Westminster · Thursday 23rd March at 23:33
Footage obtained by the Sun shows Theresa May being hurried to safety during Wednesday's attack.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness' · Thursday 23rd March at 16:00
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Jacqui Lambie: Australian senator weeps over 'shameful' welfare cuts · Thursday 23rd March at 15:48
Jacqui Lambie makes an emotional plea for the government to reconsider plans to cut family benefits.

Bastions of democracy · Thursday 23rd March at 15:34
An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?

Concern over tourists taking crystals from Iceland mine · Thursday 23rd March at 14:11
Officials warn a historic site may have to close because visitors keep removing its crystals.

Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam · Thursday 23rd March at 11:57
A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m).

Malaysia screen legend gets Google tribute · Thursday 23rd March at 09:26
P. Ramlee enjoyed fame across South East Asia, even reaching as far as Hong Kong and Japan.

London attack: How events unfolded · Thursday 23rd March at 07:42
BBC correspondent Andy Moore reports on the aftermath of the Westminster attack.

Flash feet · Thursday 23rd March at 00:29
How much data do you give away during your average day in the city?

‘Vegetable ivory’ · Thursday 23rd March at 00:22
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home' · Wednesday 22nd March at 20:26
Police say the 15-year-old girl was assaulted in a Facebook live video viewed by at least 40 people.

Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker' · Wednesday 22nd March at 16:39
An IT expert appears in court charged with stealing $39m from Kenya's national tax authority.

Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive · Wednesday 22nd March at 14:55
Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat.

Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' · Wednesday 22nd March at 13:39
A social media firm was among two companies targeted in an email phishing scam, officials say.

Is the UK Europe's best hub for tech workers? · Wednesday 22nd March at 12:14
UK tech is 'leaps and bounds ahead of anywhere else’

Twitter shuts 377,000 'terrorism' accounts · Wednesday 22nd March at 11:40
Twitter says it shut nearly 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016.

Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers · Wednesday 22nd March at 11:35
An investigation by Ofcom found the ISP had overcharged former customers by more than £500,000.

Bank cheques to be cleared within a day · Wednesday 22nd March at 10:34
From October 2017, cheques will start to clear much faster than the current six days' waiting time.

UK flight ban on electronic devices announced · Wednesday 22nd March at 10:13
Banning laptops on some flights to the UK is "necessary, effective and proportionate", No 10 says.

Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show · Wednesday 22nd March at 02:34
A young woman was tricked into handing over her passwords and then blackmailed over explicit photos.

UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy · Wednesday 22nd March at 01:56
Salaries for people working in the digital-tech sector have soared in the last five years.

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives · Tuesday 21st March at 18:06
The man refuses to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation into child sexual abuse images.

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app · Tuesday 21st March at 15:02
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now comes in a new colour and a video app aims to appeal to iOS users.

Canadian photographer 'sorry' for explicit image sharing · Tuesday 21st March at 13:14
Canadian photographer Ren Bostelaar says the pictures he shared were already in the public domain.

Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking · Tuesday 21st March at 09:06
The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds.

Fake data threat · Tuesday 21st March at 00:11
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.

Sir Martin Sorrell says Google must 'place ads in the right way' · Monday 20th March at 14:53
Advertising boss Sir Martin Sorrell says there is 'great concern' over how Google places advertisements.

Why Snapstreaks are worrying some kids · Monday 20th March at 12:55
What is Snapchat streak? And why is it worrying some kids? Newsround's Ricky Boleto explains.

Phone and forest · Sunday 19th March at 00:35
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.

Robo-nurses. · Friday 17th March at 00:00
Using robotic carers and nurses to help the elderly could ease strains on the global healthcare system.

'Invisible epidemic' · Tuesday 14th March at 00:03
Hearing loss affects about 360 million people globally - can smartphones help diagnose the condition?

Stars unite for cancer research · Monday 13th March at 01:42
What do the study of cancer cells and that of the stars have in common?

Air quality tracker for Chicago to roll out city-wide · Sunday 12th March at 00:40
A city-wide network of sensors monitoring air quality is being installed in Chicago.

The 3D-printed house built in 24 hours and other tech news · Friday 10th March at 08:19
BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Machines v hackers · Friday 10th March at 00:33
Security could increasingly rely on smart machines that spot cyber threats rather than on humans.

Weird names · Thursday 9th March at 19:00
The stories behind CIA's weird names for its hacking tools, from "Weeping Angel" to "Starving Weasel".

MWC 2017: Technology review · Wednesday 8th March at 11:27
BBC Click's Stephen Beckett reviews some of the technology on display at the Mobile World Congress.

Glamorous, really? · Tuesday 7th March at 00:14
The latest technologies aiming to take the stress out of business travel.

Scam call centre · Monday 6th March at 11:47
Three whistleblowers reveal details of an industrial-scale fraud operation based in India.

Breathe easy? Air pollution trackers put to the test · Monday 6th March at 03:26
Lara Lewington finds out if air pollution gadgets can help her pick the healthiest route to take.

Wearable woe · Sunday 5th March at 01:47
It's been a rollercoaster year for wearables in terms of sales, and experts are divided on their future.

Bitcoin buyer · Friday 3rd March at 15:50
As the value of Bitcoin tops gold for the first time, we spoke to an early investor who bought one Bitcoin for just $18 (£14.70) in 2012.

Love on the line? · Friday 3rd March at 00:03
Online dating fraud is on the rise, so what are dating firms doing to protect their members?

Net gains · Thursday 2nd March at 03:09
How a pilot scheme in Havana might point the way to an internet-connected Cuba.

Dear Travis... · Wednesday 1st March at 19:00
The BBC offers its best advice for Silicon Valley's beleaguered bad boy.

MWC 2017: Sony smartphone films in super-slow-motion · Monday 27th February at 07:45
A new type of smartphone sensor that can film at 960 frames per second is featured in a new handset from Sony.

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone · Sunday 26th February at 20:18
The South Korean tech firm has traditionally launched a new smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.

Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 · Sunday 26th February at 16:30
An iconic Nokia phone is revamped with added battery life and new features alongside several Nokia-branded Android models.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once · Sunday 26th February at 12:28
LG's latest flagship phone is designed to run two apps simultaneously on its elongated screen but abandons the firm's previous modular ambitions.

Cybercrime underground · Thursday 23rd February at 01:24
Malware researcher Anton talks about who does what in the web's dark marketplaces.

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