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Ukraine war: World faces 'dark hour', Biden tells Quad Summit · Tuesday 24th May at 14:46
The US president meets key Asia allies to discuss China's influence and differences over Russia's invasion.

Putin weaponising Ukraine’s crops, says Polish PM · Tuesday 24th May at 14:30
Mateusz Morawiecki also warned that only the Russian leader would be “happy” with a UK-EU trade war.

Deepfake of murdered teen created to aid cold case · Tuesday 24th May at 13:46
Sedar Soares was shot dead outside a Dutch metro station in 2003, his killer has not been found.

Israel says Hamas plot to kill prominent politician in Jerusalem thwarted · Tuesday 24th May at 13:26
Three Palestinians are accused of planning to kill a politician, kidnap soldiers and bomb a railway.

Executions spiked in Iran in Saudi Arabia in 2021 - Amnesty · Tuesday 24th May at 12:28
Iran accounted for 314 of the 579 executions recorded worldwide, Amnesty International says.

Ukraine war: Russia's jailed Navalny attacks invasion as judge rejects appeal · Tuesday 24th May at 12:18
Russia's prominent opposition figure condemns a war "built on lies" as he faces many more years in jail.

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.

Coronavirus: Argentine President Fernández pays 'fine' over lockdown party · Tuesday 24th May at 11:25
Leaked photos of the dinner party held while Covid lockdown measures were in force caused outrage.

Luc Besson: Rape case dismissed for French film director · Tuesday 24th May at 11:03
The director of The Big Blue and Nikita was accused of repeatedly raping actress Sand Van Roy.

Erdogan blanks Greek prime minister over US remarks · Tuesday 24th May at 09:13
Turkey's leader accuses Kyriakos Mitsotakis of trying to block sales of US fighter jets to Ankara.

The changing face of the North Sea oil industry · Tuesday 24th May at 06:36
Some workers are still banking on a career in oil and gas, others are focusing on a greener future.

Ten dead, dozens saved after 10-storey building collapses in Iran - reports · Tuesday 24th May at 05:41
Pictures show concrete floors and steel beams that crushed cars after falling on to the street below.

Quad: The China factor at the heart of the summit · Tuesday 24th May at 01:10
The group will refocus on an open and safe Indo-Pacific - and analysts say this is aimed at China.

Why Africa couldn’t get urgent global deal on drought · Tuesday 24th May at 01:05
Africa has been hit by 14 extreme droughts in the past two years alone - more than any other continent.

Cryptocrash: ‘I was arrested for knocking on Luna boss's door' · Tuesday 24th May at 00:59
A man says he lost millions, and then was arrested for trying to talk to crypto boss Do Kwon.

Cryptocrash: ‘I was arrested for knocking on Luna boss's door' · Tuesday 24th May at 00:59
A man says he lost millions, and then was arrested for trying to talk to crypto boss Do Kwon.

Heard's team change course on Depp testimony · Tuesday 24th May at 00:43
Supermodel Kate Moss is expected to take the stand in the final days of the high-profile trial.

Airbnb to quit China as lockdowns restrict tourism · Tuesday 24th May at 00:42
Stays in China made up only 1% of Airbnb's revenue for the last few years, a source said.

Iran building collapse: 10-storey building in ruins · Tuesday 24th May at 00:05
Rescue teams are still searching for survivors feared to be trapped in the rubble, state media reports.

From Afghanistan's finance minister to cab driver in the US · Tuesday 24th May at 00:03
Now a taxi driver in Washington DC, Khalid Payenda once oversaw a multi-billion dollar budget.

Monkeypox virus outbreaks are containable - WHO · Monday 23rd May at 19:21
More than 100 cases of the virus have now been confirmed in 16 countries outside Africa.

Baptism of fire for France's new government · Monday 23rd May at 19:05
A pair of appointments to Macron's cabinet have both sparked a backlash - each for a different reason.

Australia election: Five people making political history · Monday 23rd May at 18:19
Australia's election has ushered in political pioneers and interesting firsts across the parliament.

Clearview AI fined in UK for illegally storing facial images · Monday 23rd May at 13:19
The facial recognition database firm must pay more than £7.5m and delete data it holds of UK residents.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells BBC she was forced to sign confession in Iran · Monday 23rd May at 13:00
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she was told she couldn't get on the plane home without signing the papers.

What is a war crime and could Putin be prosecuted over Ukraine? · Monday 23rd May at 12:55
If Russia has carried out war crimes in Ukraine how could Putin or his army generals be prosecuted?

The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos · Monday 23rd May at 00:05
Gene drive development makes a genetically modified gene that spreads widely within populations.

Formula milk: Online groups hunt for baby milk during US shortage · Saturday 21st May at 00:29
A shortage of infant formula across America has led parents to share supply locations online.

WhatsApp to launch customer-business chat feature · Friday 20th May at 17:24
Cloud-based software will offer more personalised business using the popular messaging app.

Canada to ban China's Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks · Friday 20th May at 12:45
The UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have also barred the Chinese telecoms equipment makers.

Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers · Friday 20th May at 04:10
The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.

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.

Twitter steps up Ukraine misinformation fight · Thursday 19th May at 21:08
The social media platform says it will put false claims from official accounts behind warning notices.

Subsea internet cables could help detect earthquakes · Thursday 19th May at 20:11
Optical-fibre cables could spot tsunamis or the effect of climate change on currents, researchers say.

Buffalo shooting: NY probes 'bone-chilling' social media role · Wednesday 18th May at 22:18
Prosecutors will ask whether social platforms were "used to stream, promote, or plan" the murders.

President Rodrigo Chaves says Costa Rica is at war with Conti hackers · Wednesday 18th May at 16:17
The Conti cartel, which is thought to be run from Russia, has upped its ransom demand to $20m (£16m).

Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers · Wednesday 18th May at 14:34
The US streaming giant is forced to lay off staff to minimise cost of viewers quitting the service.

How Gen Z is hooked on cryptocurrency and NFTs · Wednesday 18th May at 00:05
A growing number of young people are getting into crypto trading - despite the risks.

Social platforms' Buffalo shooting response called inadequate · Tuesday 17th May at 18:26
Campaigners accuse technology companies of failing to block and remove content posted by the attacker.

Elon Musk warns Twitter deal stuck without fake account proof · Tuesday 17th May at 16:14
The deal to buy Twitter can't "move forward" without proof of spam account numbers, Mr Musk says.

New app to help spot online spies · Tuesday 17th May at 10:13
MI5 backs a new app to help people spot online approaches by foreign spies in disguise.

US warns over risk of hiring North Korea IT workers · Tuesday 17th May at 05:08
The remote workers allegedly aim to help fund Pyongyang's advanced weapons programmes.

Will swapping out electric car batteries catch on? · Tuesday 17th May at 00:05
One Chinese carmaker has plans for thousands of stations in Europe where you can switch batteries.

Europeans' data shared 376 times daily in advertising sales, report says · Monday 16th May at 16:00
A new report, based on industry figures, shows how often web users' data is shared during ad sales.

'I've got bass in a backpack': VR revives 1989 rave culture · Monday 16th May at 10:54
The In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats exhibition shows visitors what the acid-house scene was like.

The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared · Monday 16th May at 00:02
The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?

Asteroid mining: Helping to meet Earth's natural resource demands · Saturday 14th May at 01:00
With Earth's natural resources running out, people are looking to mineral-rich asteroids to meet demand.

Why the volatile price of aluminium matters · Friday 13th May at 00:06
From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.

Meta being sued by ex-Facebook content moderator · Thursday 12th May at 17:02
The man worked in Kenya, and says he was paid under £2 an hour to review posts including beheadings.

Crypto crash: Stablecoin collapse sends tokens tumbling · Thursday 12th May at 15:38
The sudden demise of TerraUSD sends other crypto coins into a downward spiral.

Apple iPod creator warns the metaverse will encourage trolls · Thursday 12th May at 13:35
Tony Fadell says the virtual reality world risks damaging human interaction and creating toxicity.

Royal Mail wants fleet of 500 drones to carry mail to remote UK communities · Thursday 12th May at 00:31
Fifty drone routes could bring mail to remote communities such as the Hebrides and Isles of Scilly.

Why India's poorest children are falling further behind · Tuesday 10th May at 00:05
Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.

Is it fair for fantasy football managers to rely on AI? · Sunday 8th May at 23:49
Some managers think artificial intelligence helps remove their bias but others think it's cheating.

BBC announces first ever Gaming Prom · Saturday 7th May at 00:04
The event will be taking place on 1 August 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Why one firm is banking on carbon fibre bikes in Europe · Friday 6th May at 00:01
Europe's bike firms want to source more components closer to home, including carbon fibre frames.

£5m Virtual Reality centre launches in Portsmouth · Wednesday 4th May at 02:10
The university centre received more than £3m in government funding to help businesses create VR.

Ukraine war scams: Cybercriminals stole my identity · Sunday 17th April at 00:03
Scammers are using emotionally charged tricks in a bid to steal online donations.

Former Twitter exec questions seriousness of Musk offer · Friday 15th April at 07:28
Vivian Schiller, who used to work there, tells Newsnight Elon Musk enjoys "throwing bombs" on Twitter.

Electric hydroplane boat: ‘It feels like we’re flying’ · Tuesday 12th April at 12:30
With the hull out of the water, the craft uses 80% less power than a boat would conventionally need.

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