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South Korea cuts growth forecasts 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:11:50 GMT 
    Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.


Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT 
    Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.


VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:34:21 GMT 
    BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.


Elton John and David Furnish marry 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:33 GMT 
    Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.


Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:27 GMT 
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.


Big cat trade from Burma to China up 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:45:16 GMT 
    A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.


Antarctic science archive unlocked 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT 
    Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT 
    Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.


Stem cell scandal scientist resigns 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT 
    A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.


Reds starting to recover - Lawrenson 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:19 GMT 
    Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.


Malinga injury recovery going well 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:06:18 GMT 
    Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga to return for the latter stages of the one-day international series against New Zealand.


How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:19:56 GMT 
    Dublin's pubs are experiencing a new phenomenon - the 12 days of Christmas have turned into the 12 pubs of Christmas... visited all in one night.


Teaching winter to new US refugees 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:07:55 GMT 
    Thousands of refugees arrive in the US each year, and those who end up in chilly Minnesota have to learn about what to expect for their first winter.


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.


'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:17 GMT 
    A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.
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