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Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:59:37 GMT 
    Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.


New Blackberry 'back to its roots' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:09:39 GMT 
    Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone in a bid to win back business customers.


Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:20 GMT 
    Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.


Marigold Hotel chosen for royal gala 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:25:19 GMT 
    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is selected as the next Royal Film Performance.


Badger cull fails to meet target 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:33:26 GMT 
    Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.


Bats 'showing signs of recovery' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:24:30 GMT 
    Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.


Autism link to air pollution raised 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:26:40 GMT 
    A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.


Drug allergy: Culprit protein found 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:25:59 GMT 
    Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.


Tests claim Ebosse died from beating 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:46:05 GMT 
    New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.


Reus fined for no driving licence 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:09:57 GMT 
    Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is fined over half a million pounds for driving without a licence for years.


The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:39:33 GMT 
    Diana Darke returned from London to Syria recently to reclaim her house from profiteers who had moved in - she found her neighbours in Damascus coping surprisingly well despite the war.


What's behind growing gun support in US? 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:42:10 GMT 
    Two years on from the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, a survey finds growth in support of gun rights.


Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT 
    Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.


Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.


US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:42:50 GMT 
    US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.
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