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Samsung S6 phone has curved screen 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT 
    Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides

HTC to sell virtual reality headsets 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:33:48 GMT 
    HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.

Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:07:53 GMT 
    A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.

Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT 
    President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT 
    Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT 
    UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

Distinct ME stages found, says study 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT 
    Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT 
    People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:21:30 GMT 
    Jose Mourinho lifts his first trophy since returning to Chelsea as his side see off Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final.

Ireland 19-9 England 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:41:49 GMT 
    Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.

The truth about the Sound of Music family 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT 
    The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago - but what did the real von Trapp family portrayed in the move think of it?

Why Iceland banned beer 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT 
    A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?

Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT 
    Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

Rare bear cub found outside circus 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT 
    A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.

'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 GMT 
    Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.
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