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—James Bryce (1838-1922) British diplomat, historian, known as First Viscount Bryce of Dechmont


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Millions at risk from 'Freak' bug 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:05:44 GMT 
    Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:23:17 GMT 
    The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.

Harris doubts Oscar host return 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:40:50 GMT 
    Neil Patrick Harris has said he doubts he will ever present the Oscars again, following on from his much-criticised hosting of the event this year.

Doctor Who: Coleman 'planned to quit' 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:59:05 GMT 
    Actress Jenna Coleman planned to quit Doctor Who at the end of series eight, writer Steven Moffat confirms.

Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:04:28 GMT 
    US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.

Science 'squeezed out of primaries' 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:34:27 GMT 
    Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’ 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:34:58 GMT 
    Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.

Liberia releases last Ebola patient 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:37 GMT 
    Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.

Ward wins epic to give GB 2-0 lead 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:36:31 GMT 
    A thrilling James Ward comeback gives Great Britain a 2-0 Davis Cup lead over the United States in a mammoth tie in Glasgow.

Erratic McIlroy throws club in lake 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:39:49 GMT 
    Rory McIlroy launched his club into a lake during an erratic second round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.

How Iran's feminist genie escaped 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:02 GMT 
    Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.

Striking gold with a hoard of lost property 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:45 GMT 
    Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale.

'Forced Santa' wins Dow Jones fight 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:38:38 GMT 
    A middle-aged Dow Jones accountant who said he was forced to dress up as Father Christmas and branded an "old buffer" wins his unfair dismissal case.

Danes 'should teach Prophet cartoons' 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:15:21 GMT 
    Danish teaching group calls for controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to be printed in school textbooks.

S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable' 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:41:46 GMT 
    Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable".
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