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Nepal registers first same-sex marriage hailed as win for LGBT rights · Thursday 30th November at 07:16
Activists have hailed the legal recognition as a victory for LGBT rights.

Elon Musk launches profane attack on X advertisers · Thursday 30th November at 06:42
The billionaire accuses firms of trying to blackmail him with ad dollars, claiming they will kill X.

Elon Musk launches profane attack on X advertisers · Thursday 30th November at 06:42
The billionaire accuses firms of trying to blackmail him with ad dollars, claiming they will kill X.

Russia: LGBT groups could be declared 'extremist' in court ruling · Thursday 30th November at 06:00
Russia's supreme court could rule that the so-called LGBT "movement" is an extremist organisation.

Watch: Henry Kissinger’s life and legacy in his own words · Thursday 30th November at 04:38
Former foreign policy giant Henry Kissinger has died aged 100.

Israel Gaza: Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi freed · Thursday 30th November at 04:20
The 22-year-old was arrested earlier this month over an Instagram post her family say she did not write.

Liat Beinin Atzili: US citizen among 16 Hamas hostages released · Thursday 30th November at 04:17
Two dual US-Israeli citizens have so far been released as part of a Qatari-brokered ceasefire in Gaza.

Henry Kissinger: Divisive diplomat who shaped world affairs · Thursday 30th November at 02:16
President Nixon's foreign affairs guru declared power to be the "ultimate aphrodisiac".

Key Dutch party sees 'no basis' for talks with Wilders · Thursday 30th November at 00:49
Anti-Islam populist leader Geert Wilders needs the backing of other parties to become prime minister.

Why food discount stickers may be a thing of the past · Thursday 30th November at 00:01
Supermarkets and other retailers are increasing switching to AI-powered digital price displays.

Why is North Korea saying it's watching the White House? · Wednesday 29th November at 23:47
Long spied on by its more tech-advanced enemies, Pyongyang says it can now do the same.

Cynthia Nixon urges Gaza ceasefire outside White House · Wednesday 29th November at 23:38
“We can't bomb our way to peace,” the Sex and the City actress tells BBC News.

Who are the released hostages? · Wednesday 29th November at 22:35
Ninety-seven people captured during the 7 October attacks have been released by Hamas.

US says it foiled alleged plot to assassinate Sikh activist in New York · Wednesday 29th November at 22:14
The suspect tried to pay a hitman to kill an American member of a Sikh separatist group, prosecutors say.

Two Palestinian boys killed during Israeli raid in West Bank · Wednesday 29th November at 21:54
The boys, aged eight and 14, were shot by Israeli troops in Jenin, Palestinian officials say.

Fears for displaced Gazans as winter approaches and diseases spread · Wednesday 29th November at 21:11
The WHO warns that more people in Gaza could die from disease than from bombings.

Germany teens held for alleged Christmas market attack plot · Wednesday 29th November at 20:06
Police are said to have intervened to be on the safe side, after a specific target was identified.

Cardinal Raymond Burke: Pope Francis to evict US critic from Vatican · Wednesday 29th November at 17:35
He also plans to revoke the salary of Cardinal Raymond Burke who opposes him on contraception and homosexuality.

COP28: Can a climate summit in an oil state change anything? · Wednesday 29th November at 17:32
The big issues facing global leaders gathering for the world's most important climate summit.

Russia warns of tension as Finland shuts last crossing · Wednesday 29th November at 16:25
Finland closes the eighth crossing on its long Russian border, prompting Kremlin condemnation.

Every Bitcoin payment 'uses a swimming pool of water' · Wednesday 29th November at 15:59
As billions face water shortages, a new study warns of the cryptocurrency's thirst for water.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces $1bn lawsuit over Binance ads · Wednesday 29th November at 13:48
US class action lawsuit seeks huge damages for his promotion of the world's largest crypto exchange.

Anger and despair as Palestinians queue for supplies during truce · Wednesday 29th November at 12:59
Palestinians are filled with anger and despair as they seek basic supplies during the truce in Gaza.

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: The story behind this heartwarming father-son kiss · Wednesday 29th November at 12:58
The son was among 41 workers who were trapped in a tunnel in India's Uttarakhand state for 17 days.

Family return to wreckage of their Gaza home · Wednesday 29th November at 12:04
Wael Qudeih has already had to rebuild his family home twice after previous conflicts.

US military aircraft with eight aboard crashes off Japan island · Wednesday 29th November at 10:56
Japan's Coast Guard says one person has died in the crash off Yakushima Island in the south-west.

Amazon latest tech giant to announce AI chatbot · Wednesday 29th November at 10:51
The bot, called Q, can help firms answer customer queries, analyse data and help with coding.

Gazans queue for days for a limited supply of cooking gas, BBC told · Wednesday 29th November at 10:27
The wait, however, could be futile, as demand is far greater than supply.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia · Wednesday 29th November at 10:10
There are only around 40 of the animals left in the world, conservationists say.

Molly Russell: Tech firms still failing after teenager's death, says father · Wednesday 29th November at 10:06
Molly Russell's father says 'little has changed' six years after 14-year-old took her own life.

London travel: Uber launches black cab sign-ups · Wednesday 29th November at 09:44
The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association says joining with Uber would be "sullying" the taxi trade.

How the Elgin Marbles scream injustice for most Greeks · Wednesday 29th November at 08:13
After talks between UK and Greek leaders are cancelled, our Europe correspondent gauges the response in Athens.

Finding happiness after the Clutha helicopter crash · Wednesday 29th November at 06:38
A decade since disaster struck a busy Glasgow pub, survivor Michael Byrne speaks of the impact the tragedy had on him.

Watch: Teen steers runaway bus away from petrol pumps · Wednesday 29th November at 04:17
CCTV captured how an Australian student stopped her school bus from hitting a petrol station.

Bolivia wildfires: Locals care for animals affected by blazes · Wednesday 29th November at 03:47
Images from mountainous San Buenaventura show locals doing their best to help vulnerable wildlife.

Watch: Volcano in Japan spews ash, rock 200m into sky · Wednesday 29th November at 00:56
An explosive eruption sends volcanic rock hurtling into the sea around Niijima Island, south of Tokyo.

'Covid and criminals ruined my Airbnb for cars idea' · Wednesday 29th November at 00:01
A UK entrepreneur explains why his idea to build a car-sharing network like Airbnb didn't work out.

Burlington, Vermont, shootings leave one troubling question: Why? · Tuesday 28th November at 23:57
Investigators are looking for clues on whether the attack on three Palestinian students was a hate crime.

Freed Hamas captives tell of fear, squalor and hunger · Tuesday 28th November at 22:44
Israelis released from Gaza say they endured very little food, intimidation and no word from outside.

Boy, 14, and freelance reporter among Palestinians freed · Tuesday 28th November at 22:36
A total of 180 Palestinian prisoners have now been released from Israeli jails since last Friday.

'We fought to get her back,' son says as more hostages released · Tuesday 28th November at 21:46
British-Israeli Noam Sagi spoke to the BBC after his mother Ada was freed from Hamas captivity in Gaza.

Israel Gaza: Drone footage shows Gazans scrambling for fuel · Tuesday 28th November at 18:01
Dozens of cars are seen queuing for fuel in Khan Younis as Gazans try to secure necessities during the ceasefire.

Crowds and dignitaries gather for Rosalynn Carter memorial service · Tuesday 28th November at 17:41
A host of former US presidents and first ladies will attend the tribute service in Georgia.

Anger as some Google cloud customers locked out of files · Tuesday 28th November at 16:25
Google is investigating reports that some users of its Drive service cannot access recent files.

Untreated diseases could kill more than bombings in Gaza, WHO warns · Tuesday 28th November at 16:07
Diarrhoea is widespread in shelters and chronic illnesses are not being treated, the UN agency warns.

Ransomware hackers 'wreaking havoc' arrested in Ukraine · Tuesday 28th November at 13:15
Cyber police carry out raids to dismantle gang responsible for hacking hundreds of organisations.

Israeli children taken hostage by Hamas reunite with family dog after release · Tuesday 28th November at 12:26
Yuval, Ofri and Oria Brodtz hugged their dog Rodney after being released by Hamas.

Israel Gaza: 33 Palestinians released on fourth day of truce · Tuesday 28th November at 09:34
It brings the total number of Palestinians released since the first swap on Friday to 150.

Israel Gaza: Three-year-old-twins among hostages released by Hamas · Tuesday 28th November at 03:46
Ema and Yuly Cunio were let go with their mother on the fourth day of a truce between Israel and Hamas.

TikTok owner ByteDance cuts gaming division jobs · Tuesday 28th November at 01:48
The Chinese firm entered the sector in 2019 to compete with Tencent but failed to grab market share.

The T-shirt chewing enzyme ready to tackle plastic waste · Tuesday 28th November at 00:03
A French start-up is ready to use an enzyme which can break down plastic on an industrial scale.

Elon Musk visits Israel after antisemitism row · Monday 27th November at 21:35
The X boss, recently accused of antisemitism, discussed tackling hate with Israel's president.

Cyber-attack leaves home sales in limbo · Monday 27th November at 17:22
Buyers say they have been left hanging as a company that provides IT to law firms sees its services hit.

How Hamas built a force to attack Israel on 7 October · Monday 27th November at 17:05
BBC Arabic and BBC Verify have pieced together how armed groups came together to train for the assault.

Children making AI-generated child abuse images, says charity · Monday 27th November at 16:07
A charity says it is receiving "small numbers" of reports from schools but now is the time to act.

The job-sharing apps that feel like online dating · Monday 27th November at 00:05
New website platforms are working like matchmakers to connect potential job sharers.

Slick videos or more 'authentic' content? The Israel-Gaza battles raging on TikTok and X · Sunday 26th November at 21:07
Pro-Palestinian TikTok posts gain traction with Gen Z, while slicker Israeli content is popular on X.

Customers furious after HSBC down for more than 24 hours · Saturday 25th November at 11:31
The firm says it is "really sorry" for the problem, which comes on the busy shopping day Black Friday.

Could airports make hydrogen work as a fuel? · Friday 24th November at 00:02
Hydrogen is being touted as a fuel for aircrafts, but handling it at airports will be challenging.

Nvidia sued after video call mistake showed 'stolen' data · Thursday 23rd November at 18:50
Car firm Valeo alleges the theft of its data was inadvertently revealed during a Microsoft Teams call.

The electronic noses designed to prevent food poisoning · Thursday 23rd November at 03:27
Tech firms have developed AI-powered sensors that can detect bacteria in food.

Chipmaker Broadcom completes $69bn deal to buy VMware · Thursday 23rd November at 03:16
Green light from Beijing follows the meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping in the US last week.

Sam Altman: Ousted OpenAI boss to return days after being sacked · Wednesday 22nd November at 14:02
The in principle agreement involves a new board being installed, the tech company said.

OpenAI: A triumph of people power · Wednesday 22nd November at 13:23
The BBC's technology editor Zoe Kleinman looks at the humans at the heart of OpenAI's governance drama.

Omegle: ‘How I got the dangerous chat site closed down’ · Wednesday 22nd November at 06:01
"Alice" speaks exclusively to the BBC after her successful lawsuit against Omegle forced it offline.

Richard Teng: Who is the new boss of Binance? · Wednesday 22nd November at 05:25
Richard Teng rapidly climbed the ranks after joining the world's largest crypto-exchange two years ago.

Binance chief Changpeng Zhao pleads guilty to money laundering charges · Tuesday 21st November at 21:47
Changpeng Zhao will also step down as chief executive of the world's largest crypto-exchange.

Crunch time for cookie use, watchdog warns · Tuesday 21st November at 17:09
Some big websites have been given 30 days to make it easier for users to reject cookies.

Microsoft offers to match pay of all OpenAI staff · Tuesday 21st November at 16:19
The tech giant offers jobs to any workers who want to leave over Sam Altman's sacking.

British Library: Employee data leaked in cyber attack · Tuesday 21st November at 12:48
A group of cyber criminals have claimed they are behind the ransomware attack and are auctioning off the data.

Elon Musk's X sues Media Matters over antisemitism analysis · Tuesday 21st November at 02:55
The lawsuit says Media Matters "manipulated" data in an attempt to "destroy" the social media site.

Can bamboo be big in construction? · Tuesday 21st November at 00:15
Bamboo is strong, light and sustainable, so why is it rarely used as a construction material in the West?

OpenAI staff demand board resign over Sam Altman sacking · Monday 20th November at 21:10
Almost all of the company's 770 staff have signed a letter calling on board members to go.

Sam Altman: What on earth is happening at OpenAI? · Monday 20th November at 16:28
The BBC's technology editor Zoe Kleinman reflects on a whirlwind few days for the ChatGPT creator.

Optus: Telecom boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin quits after Australian outage · Monday 20th November at 01:19
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has been under pressure to quit after overseeing a tumultuous period for the firm.

‘I was addicted to social media - now I'm suing Big Tech’ · Monday 20th November at 00:11
The lawsuit says four of the largest social media firms knowingly expose children to harmful products.

X ad boycott gathers pace amid antisemitism storm · Saturday 18th November at 11:14
US firms, including Apple and Disney, are reportedly suspending ads on the Elon Musk-owned site.

Sam Altman: The extraordinary firing of an AI superstar · Saturday 18th November at 10:40
Sam Altman, one of the biggest names in tech, was sacked from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI without warning.

AI boss Sam Altman ousted after board loses confidence · Saturday 18th November at 09:43
ChatGPT-maker OpenAI says it "no longer had confidence" in his ability to lead.

Thornaby: Woman targeted in £13k railway station QR code scam · Saturday 18th November at 00:56
Rail firm TransPennine Express has since removed QR codes from all of its station car parks.

Meet the 13-year-old with his own PlayStation 5 game · Friday 17th November at 20:17
Maximus Trest is taking a year off school to focus on Astrolander, his action-adventure game being released next year.

White House criticises Elon Musk over 'hideous' antisemitic lie · Friday 17th November at 20:09
Controversies over antisemitism have engulfed the billionaire and his social network, X.

Apple to bridge message divide - but keeps green bubbles · Friday 17th November at 16:35
The tech giant confirms it will introduce support for a new messaging standard on iPhones from 2024.

Data roaming charges: How to keep costs down when travelling abroad · Friday 17th November at 13:03
After MSP Michael Matheson racked up £11,000 on data roaming charges, here's how to keep your spending low.

AI chief quits over 'exploitative' copyright row · Friday 17th November at 06:29
Former Stability AI executive says it's not acceptable to use other people's work without permission.

Shop owners hope that tech can deter thieves · Friday 17th November at 00:04
Retailers are investing in high-tech and low-tech measures to tackle an increase in theft.

YouTube tests AI tool that clones pop stars' voices · Thursday 16th November at 12:34
The software allows users to create songs in the style of Sia, John Legend, Charli XCX and others.

YouTuber Brandon B reveals the secrets to viral videos · Thursday 16th November at 06:22
YouTuber Brandon B shares how he ended up running a viral video empire with over 1 billion views.

How factories are deploying AI on production lines · Thursday 16th November at 00:03
Manufacturers are exploring how AI can predict machine faults before they happen.

Meta calls for parental control laws for under-16s · Wednesday 15th November at 19:09
The firm wants app stores, like Apple's and Google's, to get parental consent when under-16s download apps.

Google sends a third of Safari ad revenue to Apple · Tuesday 14th November at 17:46
New detail on how much Google is willing to pay to be a go-to search engine has slipped out in court.

Amazon latest firm to cut jobs in gaming industry · Tuesday 14th November at 16:02
It has been a banner year for video games, yet studios continue to sack staff.

Meta OKs deleting Threads without losing Instagram · Tuesday 14th November at 11:22
Previously, getting rid of the app fully required deleting the associated Instagram account.

'I left my job to play Football Manager full time' · Tuesday 14th November at 06:09
Tom Kelsey, 26, says he now makes double the salary he earned at his previous council job.

Nepal bans TikTok citing disruption to social harmony · Tuesday 14th November at 04:32
TikTok is under scrutiny over concerns that data could be passed to the Chinese government.

DP World: Australia sites back online after cyber-attack · Monday 13th November at 05:00
Work at DP World ports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth were suspended on Friday due to a cyber-attack.

'Tourists are rethinking their relationship with Earth' · Monday 13th November at 00:02
An increasing number of holidaymakers are picking more environmentally-friendly trips.

Whitney Wolfe Herd: How the Bumble boss changed the dating scene · Sunday 12th November at 00:40
Whitney Wolfe Herd is stepping down as chief executive at the end of the year after nearly a decade.

Microsoft says Teams and Xbox fixed in UK and Europe · Friday 10th November at 12:54
The firm has dealt with issues that emerged on the same day as it released a new Call of Duty game.

Gaming: Just Dance being made accessible for everyone · Friday 10th November at 06:14
Seth Burke, 14, who uses a wheelchair, meets the Paris-based team behind hit game Just Dance.

Whatever happened to NFTs? · Friday 10th November at 00:02
Boom has turned to bust for NFTs - a way of attaching your name to original artwork.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suffers minor stroke · Thursday 9th November at 22:19
The 73-year-old passed out at a business conference in Mexico City, according to reports.

Omegle shut down: Video chat website closed after abuse claims · Thursday 9th November at 15:40
The founder of controversial firm Omegle said the site was no longer "psychologically" sustainable.

Meta requires political advertisers to mark when deepfakes used · Thursday 9th November at 13:32
Advertisers will have to make clear when they use AI in political ads on the social media platforms.

Stop suggesting children as friends, social media firms told · Thursday 9th November at 10:44
Suggesting children as friends by default on social media platforms can enable grooming, warns Ofcom.

Hollywood actors' union Sag-Aftra agrees tentative deal to end four-month strike · Thursday 9th November at 10:21
Major films and TV shows will resume work after a four-month impasse that paralysed the industry.

The race to buy AI website addresses · Thursday 9th November at 00:08
As more firms use artificial intelligence, there is a rush to buy domain names with the letters AI.

Legend of Zelda: Nintendo & Sony making live-action film · Wednesday 8th November at 10:36
Nintendo and Sony are teaming up to make the film, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad at the helm.

Delay to law on e-scooters criticised · Tuesday 7th November at 18:47
No mention of legislation on e-scooters in the King's Speech but trials will be extended to 2026.

Zero Punctuation star Yahtzee Croshaw quits after 16 years · Tuesday 7th November at 16:26
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, the star of The Escapist's videogame review series, quits the website in protest.

'I blew the whistle on Meta, now I won't work again' · Tuesday 7th November at 14:00
Former senior staffer Arturo Béjar claims Instagram is not doing enough to protect teens from sexual harassment.

Can AI cut humans out of contract negotiations? · Tuesday 7th November at 00:06
Tech firms are testing artificial intelligence that can negotiate contracts without the need for humans.

The floating desalination machines powered by the waves · Monday 6th November at 00:03
Desalination usually requires a lot of heat and power, but a new system just needs wave energy.

Football Manager 2024: How the franchise made millions · Monday 6th November at 00:01
As the studio celebrates its 20th edition, the people that make it tell the BBC how it has changed.

Musk says his new AI chatbot has 'a little humour' · Sunday 5th November at 18:10
The AI tool, designed to have a cheeky tone to its writing, is not yet widely available.

James Webb telescope: Baby star launches giant jets and shocks · Saturday 4th November at 00:36
The James Webb observatory records the giant jets and shocks created by a birthing star in Orion.

'Crypto King' Sam Bankman-Fried faces decades in jail after guilty verdict · Friday 3rd November at 14:07
Sam Bankman-Fried's guilty verdict concludes a stunning fall from grace for the 31-year-old former billionaire.

Elon Musk tells Rishi Sunak AI will put an end to work · Friday 3rd November at 09:23
The prime minister and the tech billionaire sat down together to talk tech, education - and killer robots.

Sustainable fishing: The tech making it cheaper and greener · Friday 3rd November at 00:15
Fishermen in Scotland and Indonesia are trialling new technology to improve their catch.

AI bot capable of insider trading and lying, say researchers · Friday 3rd November at 00:11
The researchers behind the simulation say there is a risk of this happening for real in the future.

Why are fewer women using AI than men? · Thursday 2nd November at 00:06
The use of artificial intelligence appears to have a significant gender imbalance.

Portugal's tech boom challenged by tax change · Tuesday 31st October at 00:15
Portugal's government plans to remove a key tax benefit that has attracted thousands of tax workers.

Would you drink genetically modified beer? · Monday 30th October at 00:27
A growing number of US brewers are now using GM yeast to make their beers.

Can Rishi Sunak’s big summit save us from AI nightmare? · Saturday 28th October at 00:09
The BBC's tech editor, Zoe Kleinman, looks ahead to this week's AI Safety Summit, hosted by the UK.

What happens after a nuclear power station is closed? · Thursday 26th October at 23:08
Taking decades, an intricate clean-up process has to be followed after a nuclear power station closes.

Airbnb turns to AI to help prevent house parties · Wednesday 25th October at 23:00
The short-term rental giant is now using artificial intelligence to try to prevent troublemakers.

Spider-Man 2 fastest-selling game made by PlayStation · Wednesday 25th October at 11:01
The PlayStation 5 exclusive sold more than 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours.

Pope Francis encourages more children to code, especially in Catholic countries · Wednesday 25th October at 10:27
It is hoped the Pope's endorsement will broaden the scheme's appeal in Catholic countries.

Fidias: YouTuber sorry for freeloading stunt video in Japan · Wednesday 25th October at 06:21
Fidias Panayiotou filmed himself dodging train fares and a five-star hotel breakfast bill.

Short selling: Don’t be the 'Dumb Money' · Tuesday 24th October at 01:20
Short selling can be risky, but more and more amateur investors are taking it up.

Does the paper industry need to cut its water usage? · Sunday 22nd October at 23:11
Firms in the sector are using new technologies to reduce the amount of water they require.

Why a 'hologram revolution' could be on the way · Thursday 19th October at 23:05
Holograms are getting better and cheaper and some think soon they will be everywhere.

Is AI about to transform the legal profession? · Wednesday 18th October at 23:07
Law firms are increasingly using artificial intelligence systems, but it comes with risks.

The incredible power of blue LEDs · Monday 16th October at 23:11
LEDs dominate lighting systems but their efficiency rests on the tricky production of blue light.

Is the UK doing enough to monitor air pollution? · Sunday 15th October at 23:04
There are now 555 air quality monitors across the country, but some say they aren't good enough.

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