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Smart umbrellas 'collect rain data'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-05-01 06:13
A Dutch scientist has plans to turn our umbrellas into rain gauges to help fill in the gaps in weather data.

Boston marathon TV series planned

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-05-01 05:53
US TV network Fox is developing a series about the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, according to reports.

Jamaica scraps bank withdrawal tax

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 05:50
Jamaica scraps controversial plans for a tax on bank withdrawals, which had prompted widespread criticism because of perceived unfairness.

The pull of the townships

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 05:30
The entrepreneurs who set up businesses in South Africa's busy townships.

Facebook to place ads in other apps

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 05:26
Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.

Sony predicts bigger full-year loss

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 05:12
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its losses for the year to March will be bigger than expected due to higher restructuring costs.

Miley Cyrus cancels European gigs

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:53
The US singer postpones more concerts, in Amsterdam and Antwerp, because of ill health.

Lloyds Bank to float TSB in June

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:29
Lloyds Bank plans to float 25% its revived TSB business at the end of June it has said, with at least some of the shares being made available to the public.

VIDEO: Trace back your DNA 1,000 years

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:26
A scientist claims he has a found a way of tracing where our DNA was formed, over 1000 years ago.

Telescope to track dolphin numbers

SCIENCE & NATURE - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:58
A state-of-the-art telescope to monitor Cardigan Bay's dolphin population is launched by a conservation charity.

Justin Bieber PA sentenced for drugs

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:50
Xavier Domonique Smith, also known as Lil Za, will do community service after police found ecstasy in his room at Bieber's house.

Suntory completes $16bn Beam buyout

BUSINESS - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:27
Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings completes the buyout of US firm Beam, maker of Jim Beam whiskey, in a $16bn deal.

Van Dyck portrait saved for UK

ENTERTAINMENT - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:06
The National Portrait Gallery has successfully raised the £10m required to keep Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait in the UK.