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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as more cities shut down · Friday 24th January at 06:47
At least 10 cities have travel restrictions imposed, as authorities say 26 people have died so far.

Tinder to add panic button and anti-catfishing tech · Friday 24th January at 04:52
The move comes after criticism over the lack of safety issues offered by dating apps.

Jhon ViĆ”fara: Colombia extradites ex-footballer to US on drugs charges · Friday 24th January at 04:24
Jhon Viáfara is extradited to Texas accused of being a members of a major drugs cartel.

Australia fires: US crew killed in air tanker crash identified · Friday 24th January at 04:17
The three victims of an air tanker crash had extensive experience fighting fires, their employer says.

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Paris finds woman who 'cheated' checks · Friday 24th January at 03:09
The woman boasted about taking medicine to bring her temperature down in order to clear customs.

Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas extradition request rejected by US · Friday 24th January at 02:54
The Home Office says the decision over the extradition of Anne Sacoolas is a "denial of justice".

Trump impeachment: Senators play games and nap during trial · Friday 24th January at 00:54
Senators have been seen chewing gum, handing out fidget spinners and sleeping during the trial.

What can you use instead of Google and Facebook? · Friday 24th January at 00:31
More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms.

Giant koala sand art captures Australian bushfires emotions · Friday 24th January at 00:28
Australian artist "Edward" channelled his "raw emotion" about the bushfires into the artwork.

What can school strikers learn from protest veterans? · Friday 24th January at 00:27
Do today's school strikers think protests lead to change and what can they learn from the past?

Sonos CEO says speakers will work 'as long as possible' · Friday 24th January at 00:26
The company said it was sorry for the confusion caused by plans to stop sending updates to legacy speakers.

Coronavirus: What's the difference between pandemic and epidemic? · Friday 24th January at 00:09
Concerns are growing that the recently-detected coronavirus may spread. Dr Rosalind Eggo explains.

How Italy's far right is hoping to cause a political earthquake · Friday 24th January at 00:08
Matteo Salvini is hoping to cause a political shock by winning a traditional stronghold of the left.

Storm Gloria: Spain death toll rises to 13 with four missing · Thursday 23rd January at 23:15
Spain's government is to meet in emergency session after the storm carved a swathe of destruction.

Trump rolls back US water pollution controls · Thursday 23rd January at 22:50
The new environmental rules will dismantle protections for millions of miles of waterways in the US.

American Dirt: Oprah book club pick suffers Latino backlash · Thursday 23rd January at 22:36
A new novel about a family fleeing Mexico for the US spurs a fierce debate over fiction writing.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida · Thursday 23rd January at 22:35
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

Poland judges: Parliament and Supreme Court issue rival rulings · Thursday 23rd January at 21:49
The top court says new judges are not independent, while lawmakers vote to fire those who are critical.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change? · Thursday 23rd January at 21:35
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Annabella Sciorra says Harvey Weinstein brutally raped her · Thursday 23rd January at 21:08
"I couldn't fight anymore because he had my hands locked," the Sopranos actress tells the trial.

'Birth tourism': US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants · Thursday 23rd January at 19:56
Pregnant women will be banned from visiting the US if they cannot prove they will not give birth there.

Swiss hospital drones to take off again · Thursday 23rd January at 17:19
Two crashes prompted an investigation into safety standards, which is now complete.

Deepfakes: A threat to democracy or just a bit of fun? · Thursday 23rd January at 17:17
Deepfakes, or computer-generated images of people, can be dangerous for democracy, warn experts.

Doomsday Clock nears apocalypse over climate and nuclear fears · Thursday 23rd January at 17:14
The symbolic timepiece ticks to 100 seconds from midnight amid climate and nuclear concerns.

Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste · Thursday 23rd January at 16:01
Some members of the European Parliament want all phone-makers to adopt a universal port.

Storm Gloria: Wind, rain, flooding and snow batter parts of Spain · Thursday 23rd January at 15:13
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least 13 people were killed.

Killer plague game tops charts amid coronavirus · Thursday 23rd January at 14:01
Strategy game Plague Inc has become the bestselling app in China, eight years after its release.

Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud · Thursday 23rd January at 13:47
It wants to pause a contract awarded by the Pentagon to Microsoft until a court rules on its appeal.

Twitter demands AI company stops 'collecting faces' · Thursday 23rd January at 13:41
Clearview's database is used by more than 600 world law-enforcement agencies to identify suspects.

Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show · Thursday 23rd January at 12:35
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working.

Coronavirus: Virus fears trigger Shanghai face mask shortage · Thursday 23rd January at 12:14
Customers queue outside a pharmacy in Shanghai to buy face masks in bid to avoid new coronavirus.

FBI 'persuaded Apple to halt iCloud encryption' · Thursday 23rd January at 09:27
Apple was reportedly working on the encryption feature two years ago but the FBI objected.

Meet Vyom - India's first robot 'astronaut' · Thursday 23rd January at 08:44
India's space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year.

Coronavirus: British passenger 'wasn't sure' he could get out of Wuhan · Thursday 23rd January at 08:06
British passenger describes the journey from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan after the spread of coronavirus.

Three generations join Delhi women's citizenship sit-in · Thursday 23rd January at 00:30
Thousands of women are camping out in a Delhi suburb in protest over a law they see as anti-Muslim.

Jeff Bezos hack: UN experts demand probe of Saudi crown prince · Wednesday 22nd January at 20:48
The UN experts' call comes amid reports Mohammed bin Salman's phone was used to hack the Amazon boss.

Deepfake videos: Can you really believe what you see? · Wednesday 22nd January at 20:08
With deepfake technology, it is getting easier to turn yourself into somebody else on screen.

Schiff makes case against Trump before he opens impeachment trial · Wednesday 22nd January at 20:02
House impeachment manager Adam Schiff says he will lay out the timeline and facts behind the inquiry

Sonos speaker update sparks anger · Wednesday 22nd January at 13:06
The firm will end updates for four of its older models, sold between 2006 and 2015.

Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits' · Wednesday 22nd January at 11:42
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.

GM's Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle · Wednesday 22nd January at 07:04
The launch comes six months after Cruise delayed its self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age' · Wednesday 22nd January at 03:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Burnout: 'Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired' · Wednesday 22nd January at 01:15
Amber Coster's physical symptoms baffled doctors - until a psychiatrist examined her way of working.

What happens when we're too old to be 'useful'? · Wednesday 22nd January at 00:48
Can we afford to pay pensions, given the huge demographic challenge of our ageing population?

Mental health: How to spot if you are suffering 'burnout' · Wednesday 22nd January at 00:15
Nerina Ramlakhan explains the four signs of burnout that people can exhibit, due to stress at work.

Viewpoint: 'No crime, no impeachment' is a shaky defence · Tuesday 21st January at 21:12
The White House defence that no crime means no impeachment ignores history, says legal scholar Jonathan Turley.

Five possible twists in the trial · Tuesday 21st January at 00:28
Many believe President Trump will be acquitted at the end of this process. But could it yet diverge from the script?

Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot · Tuesday 21st January at 00:00
Sophisticated unmanned mini-tanks patrol alongside soldiers, but humans still decide when to shoot.

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring · Monday 20th January at 04:05
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex' · Monday 20th January at 00:55
One influencer said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to select their next conquest.

Amazon warehouse one of Europe's 'most high-tech buildings' · Sunday 19th January at 01:09
Robots and people work alongside each other in the internet-giant's latest warehouse in Leicestershire.

Malvern's touchscreen tech secrets now on your radar · Saturday 18th January at 00:12
Hopes that a new science centre at one of Britain's most secret sites will inspire next generation.

Spotify's personalised playlist for pets and other news · Friday 17th January at 11:25
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable · Friday 17th January at 02:53
European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.

US officials ground drones over espionage fears · Thursday 16th January at 22:20
US officials are reviewing a civilian drone programme because of concerns about Chinese infiltration.

The challenges of developing 5G networks in Africa · Thursday 16th January at 18:36
There are considerable challenges to developing reliable 5G networks across Africa.

Smart contact lens: 'It feels seriously sci-fi' · Thursday 16th January at 13:00
Mojo Vision has revealed its new lens which puts augmented reality in front of your eyes.

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do? · Monday 13th January at 15:14
The 10-year-old operating system will stop receiving updates from Tuesday.

Legal scholars make case for and against · Thursday 19th December at 09:54
Experts are debating what the Constitution says about impeachment, in light of the inquiry into President Trump.

What coal country makes of impeachment · Tuesday 12th November at 02:03
The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.

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