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Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for pro-democracy protests · Friday 16th April at 18:01
Jimmy Lai, the owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, is a fierce critic of Beijing.

Indianapolis gunman fired randomly, say police · Friday 16th April at 17:19
The gunman began firing as soon as he drove up to FedEx site before killing himself, police say.

Afghanistan war: US spies doubt reports of Russian 'bounties' for troops · Friday 16th April at 16:09
US spies have "low to moderate confidence" that Russia offered cash for American deaths, officials say.

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town · Friday 16th April at 15:39
Issues of race were rarely discussed in Decorah, until a death 160 miles away changed everything.

Ocado in self-driving vans push with £10m stake in Oxbotica · Friday 16th April at 13:26
The online grocery retailer has teamed up with Oxford self-driving firm Oxbotica.

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim · Friday 16th April at 13:09
TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers.

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim · Friday 16th April at 13:09
TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers.

Facebook faces mass legal action over data leak · Friday 16th April at 13:04
Millions of the platform's users could receive compensation if it is successful.

Virtual musicians play interactive gig and other tech news · Friday 16th April at 12:10
LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Indianapolis mass shooting: 'Emotions are very high' after shooting at FedEx facility · Friday 16th April at 11:40
A police spokesperson said "emotions are very high" following the late night shooting.

China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback · Friday 16th April at 11:14
The record figures for the first quarter of the year are skewed due to last year's nationwide lockdown

'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight · Friday 16th April at 09:37
Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings.

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man · Friday 16th April at 09:37
Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper Apple Daily, has been jailed.

Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy · Friday 16th April at 09:30
Bodycam footage shows an officer shouting "drop it" before fatally shooting Adam Toledo in the chest.

Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors · Friday 16th April at 07:00
When the Titanic sank, six Chinese men were rescued - but their ordeal didn't end there.

US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks · Friday 16th April at 03:27
Dozens of entities are targeted over attacks including alleged interference in the 2020 elections.

How sex surrogates are helping injured Israeli soldiers · Friday 16th April at 00:53
Therapy with surrogate sexual partners is used in Israel to rehabilitate badly injured soldiers.

India coronavirus: Desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs · Friday 16th April at 00:37
Amid a punishing second wave, people across India are finding drugs, oxygen and beds in short supply.

Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success · Friday 16th April at 00:23
The country's vaccination rollout is one of the fastest in the world, so why are Covid cases surging?

Smaller and better smartphone cameras are on the way · Friday 16th April at 00:06
Smaller and more powerful lenses promise to bring even better smartphone cameras.

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate · Thursday 15th April at 20:54
Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

Washington seeks to expose Russian intelligence activity · Thursday 15th April at 20:17
The US has published a vast trove of amount of information about Russian intelligence activities.

St Vincent volcano: 'We don't know if we can go home' · Thursday 15th April at 19:45
Volcanic eruptions force residents from their homes and leave much of the island blanketed in ash

Rebuilding Notre-Dame cathedral... with 1,000 oak trees · Thursday 15th April at 19:15
Two years since the fire, workers are preparing for the reconstruction phase of the Paris landmark.

Mosul landmark mosque to be rebuilt by Egyptian architects · Thursday 15th April at 19:07
Egyptian architects will rebuild the landmark al-Nuri Mosque in the northern Iraqi city.

Daunte Wright: 'One of those kids everybody looked up to' · Thursday 15th April at 18:30
Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father, was killed during a traffic stop in a suburb of Minneapolis.

Japan approves plan to release radioactive water into sea · Thursday 15th April at 18:28
Most experts say the plan is safe but locals, environmentalists and neighbouring countries are not happy.

George Floyd death: Ex-officer Chauvin will not take the stand · Thursday 15th April at 17:09
“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege,” says the ex-officer accused of murdering George Floyd.

Why Aboriginal people are still dying in police custody · Thursday 15th April at 16:33
Australia holds a dismal record on indigenous deaths in custody despite decades of calls for change.

Derek Chauvin says he won't testify at George Floyd murder trial · Thursday 15th April at 15:51
The defendant and his lawyer say they went "back and forth" before making a final decision last night.

William Amos: Canadian politician seen naked in work Zoom call · Thursday 15th April at 14:24
Canadian MP William Amos apologises, saying he was changing after going for a jog.

Google Earth time-lapse feature winds clock back 37 years · Thursday 15th April at 14:00
Google says evidence of melting glaciers and deforestation will raise awareness of climate change.

Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet · Thursday 15th April at 14:00
Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way.

Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans · Thursday 15th April at 11:39
A campaign group claims the "image-obsessed" platform is dangerous for children's health and privacy.

Matchbox cars get green makeover in eco drive · Thursday 15th April at 04:24
The toymaker is launching new cars based on electric models and making some from recycled materials.

Instagram fixes mistake promoting harmful diet content · Thursday 15th April at 01:07
Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.

Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants? · Thursday 15th April at 00:01
Alibaba’s run-in with Chinese regulators has made things tense for its other technology giants.

Torres Strait 8: Australian Islanders in landmark climate fight · Thursday 15th April at 00:01
The group claim Australia has breached their human rights by failing to act on climate change.

Crypto firm Coinbase valued at more than oil giant BP · Wednesday 14th April at 21:41
Coinbase, which runs a leading trading platform for Bitcoin, hit nearly $100bn in its stock market listing, before slipping.

Facebook faces investigation over data breach · Wednesday 14th April at 18:19
The Irish Data Protection Commission is to launch an investigation into whether it broke GDPR rules.

Omegle: 'I'm being used as sex-baiting bot' on video chat site · Wednesday 14th April at 12:02
A user of video chat site Omegle says he was paired with a video bot of himself performing sexual acts.

The homecoming call for Northern Ireland's gaming industry · Tuesday 13th April at 07:19
NI Screen and Hypixel Studios launch incentive to encourage people to work in local gaming industry.

'I put those goggles on and just fell in love' · Tuesday 13th April at 00:06
Drones capable of 90mph are being raced in a league which supporters say is close to the big time.

Environment takes centre stage at London games festival · Monday 12th April at 00:30
Climate change was on the agenda at the Now Play This festival, Cristina Criddle finds out more.

The body armour many of us may soon be wearing · Monday 12th April at 00:00
The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.

Early access releases: Should we buy video games before they're finished? · Friday 9th April at 11:52
Early access releases help makers smooth out glitches and build hype, but what's in it for gamers?

Artist will.i.am launches facemask and other tech news · Friday 9th April at 11:18
Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

The woman who took on Google and won · Thursday 8th April at 00:07
When Shannon Wait was suspended after posting about working conditions, she fought back.

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