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Fox show apologises for Kenya Westgate attack video · Thursday 23rd February at 17:31
The producers of 24: Legacy say footage of the 2013 Nairobi attack will be cut from all broadcasts.

Pakistan blast: At least eight dead in Lahore · Thursday 23rd February at 17:12
Police are investigating the cause of the blast, which ripped through a shopping area.

Tillerson faces Mexico deportation wrath in official visit · Thursday 23rd February at 17:07
Mexico's foreign minister says he will raise new US immigration policies as he meets Rex Tillerson.

Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy · Thursday 23rd February at 16:54
Jackie Evancho wants to "enlighten" Donald Trump about problems faced by transgender students.

Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly complete · Thursday 23rd February at 16:39
Turkish-backed forces besieging the town of al-Bab have reached the centre, Turkey says.

Castaways rescued 'by chance' after month in north Pacific · Thursday 23rd February at 16:24
A tuna-spotting plane makes a chance sighting of two fishing boats in a remote part of the north Pacific.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement · Thursday 23rd February at 16:05
Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city · Thursday 23rd February at 15:58
The airport is a key location in the government's bid to drive IS militants from Iraq's second city.

South Africa plans drive against illegal foreign workers · Thursday 23rd February at 15:02
The crackdown follows recent attacks on foreigners which has led to protests in Nigeria.

North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US' · Thursday 23rd February at 14:41
China is accused of "dancing to the tune of the US" after blocking North Korean coal imports.

Fitness data and photos help expose race cheat · Thursday 23rd February at 14:28
The runner missed out more than a mile of the Fort Lauderdale race to clock a fast time

Artist plans mock 'Pray for Sweden' event at embassy · Thursday 23rd February at 14:28
Organiser says the ironic event is a protest against fake news.

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort · Thursday 23rd February at 14:04
Country's defence minister admits the presence of a powerful military team focused on controlling information.

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort · Thursday 23rd February at 14:04
Country's defence minister admits the presence of a powerful military team focused on controlling information.

Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police · Thursday 23rd February at 13:56
Schools are blockaded in protest at alleged police brutality, including the reported rape of a black man.

Siberian tiger knocks drone from the sky in China · Thursday 23rd February at 13:27
Tigers in China chase and knock a drone out of the sky, in a keep fit exercise.

Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong · Thursday 23rd February at 12:56
Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong fear they are being pursued for helping the US whistleblower.

Ad blocking usage 'not growing', says report · Thursday 23rd February at 12:20
Some 22% of UK adults are using ad blocking software, says the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Remote control · Thursday 23rd February at 11:14
Rumours are rife about the state of Muhammadu Buhari's health - and about his grip on power.

'You can see burning and smoke from the terminal buildings' · Thursday 23rd February at 11:12
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Mosul airport as Iraqi security forces try to retake western Mosul.

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport · Thursday 23rd February at 10:53
The "mastermind" behind a massive 2016 attack may face sabotage charges in Germany.

Japanese men celebrate 'baldy' pull factor · Thursday 23rd February at 10:29
Japanese men celebrate 'baldy' pull factor

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call · Thursday 23rd February at 10:23
Amazon issues formal legal response to requests to hand over information from its smart speaker Echo.

Dakota pipeline protesters leave site after year-long occupation · Thursday 23rd February at 09:37
The year-long occupation near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is over.

On the hunt for IS extremists · Thursday 23rd February at 09:32
Iraqi Security services say they've arrested more than 1,000 suspected IS members in Eastern Mosul.

How iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks · Thursday 23rd February at 08:47
BBC Click's Lara Lewington finds out how iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks.

Senator Grassley confronted by Afghanistan interpreter seeking asylum · Thursday 23rd February at 02:59
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley faced tough questions from his constituents at a town hall meeting.

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

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

A man's world? · Thursday 23rd February at 01:21
Oscars season is all about the stars, but for women behind the camera, it takes a lot more to get noticed.

Newspapers, money and FBI badges · Thursday 23rd February at 01:18
Many of the small details - newspapers, licence plates, cereal boxes - of Oscar-nominated films are made in one place. James Bartlett takes a rare tour of a Hollywood factory of fake.

The spy next door · Thursday 23rd February at 01:04
The remarkable double life of undercover agent Jack Barsky who lived the American dream at the KGB's expense.

An app to help blind people to 'see' · Thursday 23rd February at 00:49
Thousands of people are lending their eyes to those who need them.

Larger than life · Thursday 23rd February at 00:31
The BBC meets Raja Bhaiya and tries to separate the man from the myth.

Mouse trap triggers internet alerts · Thursday 23rd February at 00:16
A pest control company develops a mouse trap that connects to the internet.

Jewish centre threat: 'Children thought they'd gone on a field trip' · Wednesday 22nd February at 22:45
Jewish community centre employees said anti-Semitism is nothing new after a bomb threat in January.

Italian village torn apart by slow-moving landslide · Wednesday 22nd February at 21:47
The village of Ponzano in the Abruzzo region of Italy is being torn apart by a landslide, following earthquakes in 2016.

Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill · Wednesday 22nd February at 16:26
The UK proposes that insurance companies have to cover all accidents involving self-driving cars.

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns · Wednesday 22nd February at 15:27
Facebook apologises after repeatedly restoring posts featuring stolen photos of children and posted claims they had cancer.

Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks · Wednesday 22nd February at 15:23
Plans to rehouse more than a million people in massive clearance of Soviet-era homes.

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event · Wednesday 22nd February at 14:19
A demonstration of a package delivery drone service goes awry when the aircraft is nearly destroyed.

German council asks veggie event to serve sausages · Wednesday 22nd February at 12:21
Councillors unhappy about absence of sausage stalls at German Earth Day festival.

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case · Wednesday 22nd February at 11:41
A man is jailed for filming court proceedings in Cardiff and live-streaming them on Facebook.

Sodastream recalls 'exploding' bottles · Wednesday 22nd February at 11:03
Fizzy water company says certain bottles can rupture when pressurised.

Tomorrow's cities - nightmare vision of the future? · Wednesday 22nd February at 01:48
Cities and citizens are increasingly connected - are we creating an urban machine?

Diversifying the United States' coal country · Wednesday 22nd February at 00:46
Not everyone in the US's coal country is waiting for mining to return, they are looking to diversify.

Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut · Tuesday 21st February at 14:46
Verizon cuts the price it will pay for Yahoo's core internet business following two huge cyber attacks.

EE shows off helium balloon mobile masts · Tuesday 21st February at 13:37
They will be used in a UK rural area this year, the mobile phone network says.

Lemur facial recognition tool developed · Tuesday 21st February at 12:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

FBI pressured on cost of iPhone hack tool · Tuesday 21st February at 11:36
Three news organisations have asked a judge to force the FBI to reveal how much it paid to unlock an iPhone.

Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites · Tuesday 21st February at 01:03
The universities minister is calling for tough action against the misuse of essay-writing services.

Hacking toasters · Tuesday 21st February at 00:45
How do you make home appliances safe from hackers? Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen has a plan.

Finding drugs faster · Tuesday 21st February at 00:08
How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim · Monday 20th February at 19:38
Billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko is alleged to owe 15.3m euros to the shipbuilder.

Separation from your phone 'makes you stressed within minutes' · Monday 20th February at 16:20
Scientists find that separating young people from their phones for a few minutes causes "stress behaviour".

Iran bans private drones from skies over Tehran amid security fears · Monday 20th February at 15:41
Military officials act to remove "security threat" of private drones after shooting at two devices.

Snap Spectacles roll out ahead of IPO · Monday 20th February at 14:08
The company behind Snapchat sells its flagship video-recording sunglasses online in the US.

Warning on used cars failing to forget old owners · Monday 20th February at 13:30
Car makers need to disconnect old owners from cars as vehicles change owners, an expert says.

Driverless Roborace car crashes at speed in Buenos Aires · Monday 20th February at 12:15
A landmark race involving two driverless cars sees one of them crash and the other avoid running over an animal.

Guru Brian Krebs' attackers sentenced for data theft · Monday 20th February at 11:41
Convicted duo also tried to frame security researcher Brian Krebs.

YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads · Monday 20th February at 11:30
The video-sharing website will focus on shorter and skippable advertisements.

Search engines to 'demote' pirate websites · Monday 20th February at 07:56
Search engines are pledging to deter UK internet users from finding pirated material

Kim Dotcom can be extradited, New Zealand High Court rules · Monday 20th February at 06:41
The founder of the Megaupload sharing site is wanted in the US on fraud and copyright infringement charges.

Google and Bing to demote pirate sites in UK web searches · Monday 20th February at 02:04
Copyright-infringing music and film websites and unofficial sport streams could be made harder to find under a new agreement.

Talking to the machine · Monday 20th February at 01:47
The story behind the compiler, a remarkable innovation that made modern computing possible.

Parents told to destroy 'spy' dolls · Friday 17th February at 17:00
Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child.

ZTE scraps 'design our smartphone' crowdfunding campaign · Friday 17th February at 16:31
ZTE had created a smartphone based on ideas submitted by the public.

Ford developing pothole alert system for drivers · Friday 17th February at 15:20
The carmaker says it is testing technology to detect potholes and warn drivers of their locations.

The colour-changing hair dye and other tech news · Friday 17th February at 08:17
BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea · Friday 17th February at 07:58
The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geung-hye.

Sky jam · Friday 17th February at 00:05
UK air traffic control is investing £600m in a new cloud-based system to cope with rising demand.

Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation · Thursday 16th February at 21:01
Mark Zuckerberg talks to the BBC about globalisation, fake news, and a new Facebook manifesto.

Facebook algorithms 'will identify terrorists' · Thursday 16th February at 21:00
Mark Zuckerberg says artificial intelligence software will review posts on the social network.

Tech for your cat including a remote-controlled mouse · Wednesday 15th February at 09:27
BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest tech for your cat.

Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed? · Wednesday 15th February at 08:27
Sir Clive Sinclair's nephew develops a successor to the C5 trike, which he hopes can find a market.

How hackers could use doll to open your front door · Tuesday 14th February at 06:52
As the National Cyber Security Centre opens, we discover how your smart devices could be a threat.

Distracted to death · Tuesday 14th February at 00:00
Drivers using mobile phones on the road are four times more likely to have an accident - but can apps also make us safer?

The robot helping children to code and other tech toys · Monday 13th February at 09:20
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest gadgets at London's Toy Fair.

Mobile money · Monday 13th February at 00:35
How mobile technology is profoundly changing access to money in the developing world.

Italian tragedy · Monday 13th February at 00:23
The story of Tiziana Cantone who killed herself after private sex videos of her went viral.

Work to be done · Monday 13th February at 00:04
How Australian entrepreneur Matt Barrie set up and grew website Freelancer, which links people who need tasks done with others who bid for the work.

Count down · Sunday 12th February at 00:53
Spotify may be "too big to fail", according to Billboard magazine, but the clock is ticking as the company hatches its plans to go public.

BBC reporter v Game of Thrones' Bjornsson · Friday 10th February at 11:07
As computer game For Honor is released, Marc Cieslak and Hafthor Bjornsson test their strength.

The flatpack robot that could explore planets · Tuesday 7th February at 08:55
A new generation of Super Ball robots could help us explore planets.

How a Nasa Starshade could help find exoplanets · Friday 3rd February at 11:10
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out how a giant shade could help find evidence of life on other planets.

The drone selfie camera and other news · Friday 3rd February at 10:32
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

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