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China and US clash over backdoors 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:06 GMT 
    China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.


Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:21 GMT 
    Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car.


Royal hoax station committed crime 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:19 GMT 
    A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.


Blurred Lines track made $16m profit 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:28:09 GMT 
    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.


Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:45 GMT 
    The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.


Autism appears 'largely genetic' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:54:29 GMT 
    Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.


Adults get flu 'every five years' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:53 GMT 
    Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.


Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT 
    Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.


ODI triple century possible - Clarke 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:01 GMT 
    A batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke.


Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:28:08 GMT 
    Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.


Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:15:45 GMT 
    In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.


The spy who came in from al-Qaeda 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:18:01 GMT 
    Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam.


Moles dig for history in Denmark 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT 
    Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.


Erdogan fined for statue insult 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:25:52 GMT 
    Turkey's president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.


Lesotho opposition forms government 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:01:19 GMT 
    Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.
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