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Egypt fire: Dozens dead in Giza Coptic church · Sunday 14th August at 12:57
The blaze broke out at a Coptic Christian church in the city of Giza causing a stampede.

Walrus Freya who became attraction in Norway's Oslo Fjord put down · Sunday 14th August at 12:31
Freya had to be euthanised because the public went too close to her, officials said.

Saudi Aramco: Oil giant tops own record with $48.4bn quarterly profit · Sunday 14th August at 11:37
The staggering profit comes amid soaring oil prices in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

'We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God' - Fighting a megafire in France · Sunday 14th August at 11:31
On the frontline of the wildfires in France is a tactical team trying to stay ahead of the flames.

Australia: Gunman arrested after Canberra airport shooting · Sunday 14th August at 10:49
A man is arrested after shots were fired at the airport in Australia’s capital.

Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race · Sunday 14th August at 10:33
Raila Odinga and William Ruto are running neck and neck with almost half of the results confirmed.

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk · Sunday 14th August at 08:59
The Satanic Verses author was repeatedly stabbed while on stage at a US literary event on Friday.

Ukraine war: Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant · Sunday 14th August at 08:16
President Zelensky says soldiers who shoot at the Zaporizhzhia plant will become "a special target".

Western Wall: Several injured in Jerusalem shooting · Sunday 14th August at 08:03
Israeli police are treating the incident near the Western Wall as a suspected terror attack.

Independence Day: The Partition baggage young Indians and Pakistanis carry · Sunday 14th August at 05:14
Seventy five years later, young people on both sides of the border talk about how their history impacts them.

Tijuana rocked by wave of violent crime · Sunday 14th August at 04:09
Thousands of troops have been sent to the border city after a night of arson saw highways blocked.

The Italian town that celebrates fish and chips · Sunday 14th August at 01:58
The corner of Tuscany where they have been honouring their culinary links to Scotland for decades.

Lessons in heartbreak: I coach women to get over their ex · Sunday 14th August at 01:50
A shocking moment in a divorce court prompted Aronke Omame to switch careers and become a break-up coach.

Afghanistan: Taliban fire shots to stop Afghan women's Kabul protest · Sunday 14th August at 01:34
Dozens of female protesters in Afghanistan have been on a rare march for their rights in Kabul.

Bangladesh fuel prices: 'I might start begging in the street' · Sunday 14th August at 01:20
Inflation and the Ukraine war lead to 50% jump in costs.

Renewable energy: The 'kite' that pulls energy out of the sky · Sunday 14th August at 00:06
A company in Norway has developed an innovative "kite" that turns wind into electricity.

Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack on Salman Rushdie · Saturday 13th August at 22:12
The literary world has reacted to the attack on Salman Rushdie with shock and condemnation.

Miriam Margolyes: 'I now look up to Australian bogans' · Saturday 13th August at 21:45
In a new TV show, Miriam Margolyes asks whether Australia is truly the land of the fabled 'fair go'.

Tonnes of dead fish found in river on German-Polish border · Saturday 13th August at 21:20
Authorities suspect a toxic substance is to blame, but the cause of the mass death is still unknown.

Medusa festival: High speeds winds cut Spanish festival short · Saturday 13th August at 17:38
One person died and dozens were injured as winds topping 80 km/h (50 mph) were recorded in the region.

What to know about FBI search of Trump's home · Saturday 13th August at 03:36
Agents took classified documents from the former president's home as part of an unprecedented investigation.

HIV medicines: India patients say hit by drugs shortage · Saturday 13th August at 00:39
India's health ministry denies supply disruptions, but activists allege a shortage of essential drugs.

India independence to lockdown: Meet Indians named after historic events · Saturday 13th August at 00:38
The BBC met six Indians who were named after landmark events that unfolded during their birth.

Week in pictures: 6 - 12 August 2022 · Saturday 13th August at 00:36
A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days.

In pictures: Defying Mozambican jihadists to go to school · Saturday 13th August at 00:32
Riding motorbike taxis has become a lifeline for young men fleeing Mozambique's Islamist insurgency.

Ibiza: The birth of the 'party island' · Saturday 13th August at 00:02
In June 1973, the nightclub Pacha opened in Ibiza and it changed the island forever.

Bear cub high on hallucinogenic 'mad honey' rescued by park rangers · Friday 12th August at 11:19
The animal was found incapacitated after consuming hallucinogenic rhododendron honey.

Lee Jae-yong: Why South Korea just pardoned the Samsung 'prince' · Friday 12th August at 03:29
Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted for bribery and embezzlement, has been granted a presidential pardon.

Cantopop: Why Hong Kong is seeking solace in local music · Friday 12th August at 00:42
Traumatised by political upheaval, people are reviving their interest in Cantonese-language music.

High and low-tech ways to tackle India's water crisis · Friday 12th August at 00:02
India's water situation requires a big investment in tech and many small projects on the ground.

The 'traumatic experience' of US monkeypox patients · Thursday 11th August at 18:06
"If you haven't lived through it, you have no idea the kind of pain this is," one man tells the BBC.

NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers · Thursday 11th August at 13:28
Its IT provider says it may take three or four weeks to fully recover from the cyber-attack.

Firenado rages in California · Thursday 11th August at 09:58
Hot temperatures and strong winds formed a 'firenado' in California on Wednesday.

Disney adds subscribers but warns over cricket loss · Thursday 11th August at 07:53
The media giant is gaining subscribers as it details plans to launch an ad-supported service in December.

Meta's chatbot says the company 'exploits people' · Thursday 11th August at 01:50
The new prototype doesn't think much of the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, either.

Commonwealth Games takes big step towards esports · Thursday 11th August at 00:01
Competitive gaming may soon be added to the Commonwealth Games programme, after a successful test event in Birmingham.

A new reality for women seeking an abortion in Texas · Wednesday 10th August at 21:56
This is what happened when a woman considering an abortion walked into a crisis pregnancy centre.

Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla shares as Twitter lawsuit looms · Wednesday 10th August at 05:35
The world's richest man says he needs the money in case he is forced to buy Twitter for $44bn.

US invests $280bn in high tech to compete with China · Tuesday 9th August at 17:34
US President Joe Biden said the new funding for tech would keep the US competitive.

WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg reveals new privacy features · Tuesday 9th August at 12:31
The changes will let users silently leave group chats and control who sees their online status.

Are we falling in love with robots? · Tuesday 9th August at 00:03
Far from being scary, people who actually live with robots are finding them endearing.

How will humans fare against robo-footballers? · Monday 8th August at 16:48
Omar Mehtab visits the home of RoboCup champions Tech United to challenge them to a match.

The plans for giant seaweed farms in European waters · Monday 8th August at 00:16
As worldwide sales of the algae soar, the European Union wants to establish giant seaweed farms.

NHS 111 software outage confirmed as cyber-attack · Saturday 6th August at 13:08
The problems are reported to have impacted referrals from the NHS 111 helpline to out-of-hours GPs.

Can drumming reconnect you to your colleagues? · Friday 5th August at 00:04
Companies are having to work extra hard to make their staff feel connected to their organisation.

How a small Hong Kong tech firm saw its shares soar · Thursday 4th August at 06:14
The meteoric rise of AMTD Digital's shares has been likened to the so-called "meme stock" phenomenon.

UK Parliament closes TikTok account after China data warning · Wednesday 3rd August at 15:37
Senior MPs had raised data security concerns and had called for the account to be taken down.

Booking.com scam: Tourists descend on north London private home · Wednesday 3rd August at 11:29
A woman says she feels vulnerable after dozens of tourists arrived at her private home throughout July.

Tinder: CEO Renate Nyborg to leave dating app after one year · Wednesday 3rd August at 10:01
Renate Nyborg's exit is part of a major shake-up of the dating app's management and strategy.

Airbnb bookings hit record high as travel recovers · Tuesday 2nd August at 22:40
Rising prices did not deter travellers, the lodging website said.

Starlink: Why is Elon Musk launching thousands of satellites? · Tuesday 2nd August at 17:26
The billionaire's SpaceX company hopes to provide an internet service from space.

Uber attracts record number of drivers as cost of living bites · Tuesday 2nd August at 16:24
The ride-hailing app had been facing a driver shortage, leading to long waiting times for customers.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Harry Maguire most abused players on Twitter - report · Tuesday 2nd August at 15:01
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire receive the most Twitter abuse of any Premier League players, a report finds.

Pornhub: Judge rules Visa can be sued in abuse claim · Tuesday 2nd August at 11:42
A woman who was thirteen when an explicit video of her was posted, is suing Mindgeek and Visa.

Space debris: How do we solve the problem of dead satellites? · Tuesday 2nd August at 09:17
Space agencies and companies are looking at ways of tidying up the broken satellites orbiting Earth.

Bitcoin: Missing hard drive could fund Newport crypto hub · Tuesday 2nd August at 06:10
Nearly 10 years after binning the hard drive, it is thought the Bitcoin on it could be worth £150m.

Ambani and Adani: Asia's richest men battle to dominate 5G in India · Tuesday 2nd August at 05:39
Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani are set to compete in the world's second-largest internet market.

How rangers are using AI to help protect India's tigers · Tuesday 2nd August at 00:07
India's tigers roam across vast areas, so artificial intelligence is being developed to help track them.

Conjoined twins separated with the help of virtual reality · Monday 1st August at 13:05
Surgeons say space-age technology helped doctors in separate countries to work together.

Ofcom urged to help end broadband loyalty penalty · Monday 1st August at 02:27
Many long-standing customers pay more for broadband and mobile contracts than new customers do.

The space tech helping to tackle deforestation · Monday 1st August at 00:00
How the International Space Station is helping to tackle deforestation

WhatsApp: We won't lower security for any government · Saturday 30th July at 01:44
The tech giant's boss says he'd rather see the app blocked than break encryption under proposed laws.

Instagram U-turns on TikTok-style revamp · Friday 29th July at 10:53
The social media platform pauses the rollout of new features after an online community backlash.

The super material reinforcing rinks, cars and buildings · Friday 29th July at 00:09
From roller rinks to skyscrapers the addition of graphene could make concrete construction stronger.

Facebook owner Meta in first ever sales fall · Wednesday 27th July at 22:46
The owner of Instagram and WhatsApp faces increased competition from the likes of TikTok.

Gaming time has no link with levels of wellbeing, study finds · Wednesday 27th July at 03:26
Researchers analysed the gaming habits of 39,000 players of big titles such as Animal Crossing.

Cost of living: Inside the 'foodbank' for data · Tuesday 26th July at 19:07
The National Databank initiative offers free data to people struggling to pay for connectivity.

Music industry as tough as it has always been, watchdog says · Tuesday 26th July at 17:44
The Competition and Markets Authority releases its latest report into the impact of streaming.

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner share Instagram criticism · Tuesday 26th July at 17:11
Reality TV stars share post telling Instagram to "stop trying to be TikTok".

Amazon Prime subscription price raised by £1 a month · Tuesday 26th July at 11:02
The £1-a-month rise comes after years in which the streaming service paid millions for football rights.

Digital India: How India's digital revolution is connecting millions · Tuesday 26th July at 01:44
Access to the internet has transformed the lives of millions in India.

A mind-reading combat jet for the future · Tuesday 26th July at 00:25
The Tempest fighter jet will have artificial intelligence tech to monitor and help the pilot.

Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge · Tuesday 26th July at 00:03
Big Brother Watch campaigners says the "Orwellian" cameras at Southern Co-op shops breach people's rights.

Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife · Monday 25th July at 10:44
The technology multi-billionaire's comments came in response to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Google rules blocked children's diabetes app · Monday 25th July at 01:00
An NHS-recommended app says Google will not permit it to send text message alerts about glucose levels.

The tech helping to bring you your morning coffee · Monday 25th July at 00:15
How Brazil, the world's largest grower of coffee, is turning to technology to boost production.

Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open · Sunday 24th July at 16:21
The child was trying to make his next move at the Moscow Open when the robot grabbed him.

China launches second module for its space station Heavenly Palace · Sunday 24th July at 14:37
Tiangong or Heavenly Palace is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.

UK blocks University of Manchester sensor deal with Chinese company · Saturday 23rd July at 18:54
The proposed licensing of vision-sensing technology could be a national security risk, the government says.

Blake Lemoine: Google fires engineer who said AI tech has feelings · Saturday 23rd July at 03:20
Blake Lemoine went public with his beliefs that Google's breakthrough Lamda technology is sentient.

World Cup to use drones to help protect stadiums · Saturday 23rd July at 00:55
Venues in Qatar will be defended from potential drone attacks by the unmanned aerial vehicles.

Abortion: YouTube removes misinformation videos · Friday 22nd July at 17:36
Videos promoting unsafe abortion methods and false claims are being taken down.

Twitter spent $33m in three months on Elon Musk deal · Friday 22nd July at 13:55
The social network also reported losses in its latest financial figures.

Snapchat owner hit as advertising slump hits sales · Friday 22nd July at 10:16
The California-based company is best known for the photo-sharing app Snapchat.

Tinder: Women's safety now at the heart of the app · Friday 22nd July at 04:34
The technology company is launching a partnership with domestic-violence campaign group No More.

The YouTuber who built a career from true crime and make-up · Friday 22nd July at 00:13
Bailey Sarian dabbled in YouTube for years before a chance idea led to a new profession.

Whisky makers are turning their backs on peat · Friday 22nd July at 00:05
Burning peat has long been a way of adding flavour to whisky but some are now rejected that process.

China ride-hailing giant Didi fined $1.2bn after probe · Thursday 21st July at 07:59
The country's cyber security watchdog launched a probe into the firm just days after its US listing.

Elon Musk's Tesla sells most of its Bitcoin holdings · Thursday 21st July at 04:07
The announcement comes as the value of the world's biggest cryptocurrency has plunged.

Baidu unveils new self-driving taxi in China · Thursday 21st July at 03:06
Baidu says its latest robo-taxi has the road skills of a driver with 20 years' experience.

Heatwave forced Google and Oracle to shut down computers · Wednesday 20th July at 17:32
Record temperatures meant some cooling systems failed at the firm's London data centres.

US seizes stolen funds from suspected North Korean hackers · Wednesday 20th July at 14:16
The Department of Justice has already returned ransom payments to two hospitals.

Apple settles US butterfly-keyboard legal action for $50m · Wednesday 20th July at 11:53
Apple will pay $50m (£41.6m) over claims its laptop keyboards were unresponsive and unreliable.

Netflix loses almost a million subscribers · Wednesday 20th July at 02:26
Season four of the hit series Stranger Things may have helped to stem the exodus of Netflix customers.

Rogers outage: Why a network upgrade pushed millions in Canada offline · Wednesday 20th July at 02:06
A Canadian telecoms giant is under pressure to ensure a network crash felt nationwide doesn't happen again.

Twitter-Musk takeover dispute heading for October trial · Tuesday 19th July at 20:56
Twitter hopes that the trial will end with a court order for Musk to complete a $44bn takeover bid.

Aerospace electrified by new technology · Tuesday 19th July at 00:01
Electric and hybrid aircraft are under development which could cut the need for jet fuel.

Firms 'going to war' against rivals on social media · Monday 18th July at 00:10
The boss of a high-tech monitoring company says some retailers are spreading lies about competitors.

The social media lifeline amid soaring food costs · Friday 15th July at 00:12
Charities are using Google Maps and other social media to alert people to food clubs and community shops.

How streaming videos gives a Danish city hot water · Tuesday 12th July at 16:59
A datacentre is cooling its servers while providing nearby residents with heating.

Hands-on with the Nothing 1 phone · Tuesday 12th July at 16:29
UK company Nothing's first handset features hundreds of LED lights and has had 200,000 pre-orders.

Can the right smell make you more productive? · Tuesday 12th July at 00:13
With more people working from home there's growing interest in making the home smell better.

Neill Blomkamp: Why I am making video game Off The Grid · Friday 8th July at 11:39
The free-to-play game, featuring a narrative element, will see 150 players fight to be the last one.

How science is making chocolate taste even better · Friday 8th July at 00:30
Cocoa beans go through a fermentation process that scientists say can be more precisely controlled.

Australia's devastating floods spur new warning systems · Tuesday 5th July at 00:06
Better data and real-time software is allowing companies to improve the precision of flood warnings.

Ukraine war: President Zelensky's 3D projection asks tech sector for help · Friday 1st July at 12:18
The Ukrainian president has been outlining his vision for the technology sector in his country.

How flowers are 'put to sleep' for long sea voyages · Friday 1st July at 00:01
Kenya's flower exporters are switching to sea freight as new tech helps keep flowers fresh at sea.

What parents need to know to keep their kids safe online · Tuesday 28th June at 00:18
Teachers urgently want parents to understand the tech which could help to keep kids safer online.

Will electric motorbike sales take off across Asia? · Monday 27th June at 00:03
Soaring petrol prices could speed up the transition to electric much faster than expected.

The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags · Friday 24th June at 00:05
A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.

Could nuclear desalination plants beat water scarcity? · Tuesday 21st June at 00:16
Engineers are developing mobile, floating nuclear desalination plants to help solve water shortages.

Could flat tyres soon be a thing of the past? · Tuesday 14th June at 00:18
Airless tyres that do not puncture are getting close to market but some remain sceptical about them.

Is it the end for the lush lawns of Los Angeles? · Friday 10th June at 00:08
Tougher rules on watering gardens mean residents will have to consider alternatives to green grass.

India's loan scams leave victims scared for their lives · Tuesday 7th June at 00:06
Bogus apps are being used by hackers to access mobile phone data to threaten and blackmail victims.

How artificial intelligence 'blew up' tennis · Tuesday 31st May at 00:05
Coaches now have powerful tools which can find patterns in play that humans would struggle to see.

The new airlines betting flying is about to take off · Monday 30th May at 00:10
Many carriers went out of business during Covid but several seized a golden opportunity to launch.

Soaring fertiliser prices force farmers to rethink · Friday 27th May at 00:06
Research into replacements for nitrogen-based fertilisers has been spurred by high prices and climate concerns.

Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas? · Tuesday 24th May at 11:45
Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen? · Friday 20th May at 00:03
Firms are developing smart contact lenses that can project data in front of the user's eye.

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