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Two-screen phone with e-ink launched

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:07am
Russian company Yota launches a two-screen smartphone that uses e-ink technology.
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Chimpanzee 'should be legal person'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:57am
A US animal rights group has filed a lawsuit with a New York court seeking to recognise a chimp as a legal person with rights to "bodily liberty".
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Thai capital calm ahead of birthday

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:29am
There is a lull in protests against Thailand's government ahead of the king's 86th birthday, after days of violent demonstrations in Bangkok.
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Hezbollah militant killed in Beirut

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:13am
Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group says one its commanders has been assassinated near Beirut, and blames Israel for his death.
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UK soldier held under Terrorism Act

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:11am
A serving UK soldier is arrested under the Terrorism Act after a "suspicious device" was found at a house in Salford last week.
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Australia defends Timor spy row raid

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:16am
Australia defends a raid on the offices of a lawyer representing East Timor in a commercial spying row case against Australia at The Hague.
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Big changes for renewable subsidies

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:00am
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
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Venezuela outage 'was sabotage'

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:32pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he has proof that Monday's massive power cuts were caused by "right-wing" saboteurs.
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Australia growth misses forecasts

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:04pm
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter partly due to slower domestic demand.
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Biden arrives in China amid tensions

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:32pm
US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Beijing as part of his Asia trip, as state media warn him not to repeat "erroneous remarks" on China's new air zone.
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India's Delhi holds key elections

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:20pm
Polling is under way in crucial state elections in the Indian capital, Delhi, where a new party could emerge as a critical player.
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Why would North Korea powerbroker fall?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:19pm
Why would North Korea powerbroker fall out of favour?
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VIDEO: Madrid council auditions buskers

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:57pm
Officials in Madrid are holding three days of auditions for buskers, as part of a clamp down on street music.
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Huawei South Korea deal worries US

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:53pm
A reported deal between Chinese firm Huawei and South Korea, which could see it help develop the country's broadband network, prompts US concerns.
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Australia probe in 'China spy' case

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:38pm
Australia is investigating a Chinese national over a suspected espionage case at the country's top scientific body linked with the military.
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Man jailed in Cuba seeks Obama's aid

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:10pm
Alan Gross, a US man jailed in Cuba, asks President Obama to intervene personally to help win his release, on the fourth anniversary of his arrest.
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Hezbollah: Saudis behind Iran blasts

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:25pm
The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia was behind last month's deadly blasts near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
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Chess boxing catching on in India

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:16pm
Why chess boxing is catching on in India
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Toilet TV show invoked in Ukraine row

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:13pm
Swedish children's toilet show drawn into Ukraine-EU row
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Police brutality in Egypt 'unchecked'

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:08pm
Police brutality in Egypt 'continuing unchecked'
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