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Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event · Monday 10th December at 03:14
The Ambani-Piramal wedding seeks to top India's wedding season with even more glitz and glamour.

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12 · Monday 10th December at 02:51
Roger, who stood at more than 2m tall, won viral fame over the years for his muscular physique.

Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan wins by landslide · Monday 10th December at 02:42
Nikol Pashinyan, who led April's peaceful revolution, cements his hold on power in a snap election.

Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting · Monday 10th December at 02:09
The French president will discuss the recent unrest with trade unions and employers' organisations.

Five things to know this week: Will Google manage to calm Trump? · Monday 10th December at 01:06
The search engine's CEO will be answering questions over alleged bias against conservatives.

The women who have less power than you think · Monday 10th December at 00:49
Why things are not always as they seem when women appear to have the upper hand.

Why women in South Korea are cutting 'the corset' · Monday 10th December at 00:42
A growing number of young women in South Korea are challenging long-held beauty ideals.

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder · Monday 10th December at 00:32
Grace Millane's family watches on as the 26-year-old suspect appears in a New Zealand courtroom.

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees · Monday 10th December at 00:27
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward... · Monday 10th December at 00:02
What should you do when someone gets your name wrong in the professional sphere?

Copa Libertadores final: River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (agg 5-3) · Sunday 9th December at 23:40
Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time goal helps River Plate win the Copa Libertadores with a historic victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid.

Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request · Sunday 9th December at 21:14
The foreign minister turns down a request made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a week ago.

Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries · Sunday 9th December at 19:15
They will fly over parcels and necessities to a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries · Sunday 9th December at 19:15
They will fly over parcels and necessities to a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark · Sunday 9th December at 18:35
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

Santa goes scuba diving with a mermaid and Rudolph · Sunday 9th December at 17:07
In just over two weeks, he'll be delivering presents - but people are already in the festive spirit.

US teacher charged after forcibly cutting student hair · Sunday 9th December at 16:28
Video shows a California high school teacher forcibly cutting a student's hair while singing loudly.

Ayodhya: Thousands rally in Delhi over disputed religious site · Sunday 9th December at 16:25
Tens of thousands of Hindu activists converge on India's capital to demand a temple be built.

Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou · Sunday 9th December at 15:23
The foreign ministry demands Canada release CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces fraud charges in the US.

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines · Sunday 9th December at 14:27
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Sudan helicopter crash kills officials · Sunday 9th December at 13:50
The aircraft exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower, reports say.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets · Sunday 9th December at 11:15
Jack Dorsey is accused of ignoring the persecution of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.

Japan's Princess Masako opens up on insecurities and health · Sunday 9th December at 11:09
Crown Princess Masako, who is recovering from a stress-related disorder, will become empress next year.

O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage · Sunday 9th December at 11:09
The mobile phone operator is understood to be demanding damages from supplier Ericsson.

How to be a spy in the digital age · Sunday 9th December at 10:51
The head of MI6 has just revealed a huge secret - his first ever mission. But being a spy is very different now.

How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed · Sunday 9th December at 01:43
Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.

Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan · Sunday 9th December at 01:38
No blasphemy convict has been executed in Pakistan, but dozens have reportedly been killed by mobs.

I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years · Sunday 9th December at 01:33
Thirty-six years after surviving a massacre, Ramiro Osorio Cristales testified last month against one of the killers - the man who raised him.

Coloured wedding dresses are on trend: Designer Ogake Mosomi · Sunday 9th December at 00:03
Abandoning white gowns means women can wear them more than once, says Kenyan designer Ogake Mosomi.

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action? · Sunday 9th December at 00:01
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?

Yellow vest movement: Hundreds arrested · Saturday 8th December at 16:38
Protesters have taken to the streets of Paris for another weekend of demonstrations. Some clashed with police.

Gilets jaunes: Are nationalists infiltrating the 'yellow vests'? · Saturday 8th December at 11:34
Protesters from all sides of the French political spectrum have found a home in the "yellow vest" movement.

Near miss for Melbourne dog · Saturday 8th December at 04:10
The passenger pooch narrowly avoided cars when it fell out of a car window

The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes · Saturday 8th December at 00:12
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts · Friday 7th December at 22:00
China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales.

What's going on with Huawei? · Friday 7th December at 21:55
The Chinese telecoms giant was the focus of international scrutiny even before the arrest of a senior executive.

Teen jailed for email bomb hoaxes · Friday 7th December at 14:16
George Duke-Cohan sent threats to hundreds of UK schools and triggered a US airport security scare.

Fortnite-maker opens PC games store to challenge Steam · Friday 7th December at 12:19
The games store opens with just three titles for sale but says it will expand quickly in 2019.

The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big · Friday 7th December at 11:33
Fortnight and Celeste are also among the winners at the annual gaming ceremony.

Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss · Friday 7th December at 09:45
The social media giant must do more to protect user data, says former GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan.

Cyber-plant drives towards light - and other tech news · Friday 7th December at 09:11
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Australia data encryption laws explained · Friday 7th December at 04:57
Tech firms say the controversial laws could weaken overall security for users of messenger apps.

Trudeau: No politics behind Huawei arrest · Friday 7th December at 04:04
Canada's PM gives his first response after the arrest of a Chinese executive that angered Beijing.

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others · Friday 7th December at 00:06
Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.

How Facebook defended its exposed emails · Thursday 6th December at 18:00
The social network publishes a detailed rebuttal of some of the claims made against it.

Amazon workers injured in bear spray accident · Thursday 6th December at 17:40
The can of bear repellent was punctured, sending fumes around the US warehouse, officials say.

YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation · Thursday 6th December at 17:20
Thousands of videos have been taken down by YouTube as a result of a BBC investigation into essay-writing adverts.

Japanese cafe uses robots controlled by paralysed people · Thursday 6th December at 13:07
The project aims to give some disabled people more independence, interaction and paid work.

Google trainee puts up dummy advert by mistake · Thursday 6th December at 11:43
The error meant a blank yellow rectangle was active on the sites and apps for about 45 minutes.

Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada · Thursday 6th December at 08:03
The US seeks the extradition of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei's founder.

Yanny v Laurel in top 10 trending YouTube videos of 2018 · Thursday 6th December at 04:20
Carpool karaoke, Ariana Grande, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all feature in the top 10 list.

Fortnite: The world-famous game that's never topped the charts · Thursday 6th December at 01:14
The gaming industry is changing fast. Are the charts, and the law, keeping up?

How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy · Thursday 6th December at 00:18
How superfast mobile connectivity will help dairy farmers monitor the health of their cows.

VR helps investigate fires · Thursday 6th December at 00:02
A system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR.

Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data' · Wednesday 5th December at 17:10
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry.

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights · Wednesday 5th December at 14:55
Riders hired by the gig-economy delivery firm are not entitled to collective bargaining, court rules.

Cuba offers 3G mobile internet access to citizens · Wednesday 5th December at 14:43
The state is offering its citizens mobile data contracts - but many will not be able to afford them.

Google's Wing delivery drones head to Europe · Wednesday 5th December at 13:26
Google's parent company, Alphabet, will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year.

Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump · Wednesday 5th December at 12:05
A link in one of the lawyer's tweets directs users to a message that attacks the president.

BT bars Huawei's 5G kit from core of network · Wednesday 5th December at 11:51
It still plans to use the Chinese company's phone mast antennas and certain other products.

Biohackers: ‘My hand chip could unlock my car door’ · Wednesday 5th December at 09:56
Biohackers want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.

VTech flags tablet flaw after BBC Watchdog probe · Wednesday 5th December at 00:00
Firm promotes software fix that blocks hackers from being able to spy on and chat to children.

Turner Prize 2018: iPhone artist Charlotte Prodger wins · Tuesday 4th December at 22:22
Charlotte Prodger wins the £25,000 art award for a highly personal film shot entirely on her phone.

Odeon defends £40 hi-tech cinema prices · Tuesday 4th December at 17:08
Odeon is re-opening a famous London cinema but fans are angry at the prices it plans to charge.

Facebook bans the sale of community groups · Tuesday 4th December at 14:59
Facebook confirms community groups should not be bought and sold, after one disbands in protest.

Taiwan students DNA-tested in yoghurt thief whodunnit · Tuesday 4th December at 14:41
Hundreds of Taiwanese taxpayers' dollars have been spent on an investigation into the theft of a yoghurt drink.

Are these robots the future of warfare? · Tuesday 4th December at 01:18
The Ministry of Defence is carrying out its biggest ever exercise using autonomous vehicles in battle scenarios.

Can a brand create a 'sonic identity' from light bulbs? · Tuesday 4th December at 00:02
Sound is enjoying a renaissance in marketing circles, but do firms understand how to use it?

Poland seeks top 100 national dishes · Monday 3rd December at 16:59
Poland's agriculture ministry plans to publish a canon of the country's national cuisine.

The ferry that sails itself · Monday 3rd December at 02:01
Sensors and cameras help this ferry in Finland navigate independently and it can even dock itself.

TEDWomen: Why it's OK to be average · Sunday 2nd December at 01:00
What happens to the forgotten middle - those who get average grades and don't shine in the office?

China employees fined for walking fewer than 180,000 steps · Thursday 29th November at 13:16
Staff at a real estate firm had to walk 6,000 steps a day in order to avoid a fine.

VR game shows how fast 5G could be · Thursday 29th November at 00:18
VR games and lawnmower bots: How Ericsson is testing 5G

Mars InSight: Inside Nasa's mission control · Monday 26th November at 07:57
As Nasa prepares to land on Mars, Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition.

Star Wars AT-ST stalks Devon and other technology news · Friday 23rd November at 10:34
BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Window washing drone takes flight · Thursday 22nd November at 00:13
A huge drone that can wash buildings and put out fires is being developed in Latvia.

Could HoloLens tech help save babies’ lives? · Thursday 22nd November at 00:01
Students are shown virtual reality images to teach them about obstetric emergencies.

My journey from British army to cyber-security expert · Monday 19th November at 00:17
How British veterans are using their military skills to retrain as IT security experts.

Tech to give new insight into gorillas and other news · Friday 16th November at 00:46
BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

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