Monthly Archives: November 2013

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PlayStation 4 ‘starting to sell out’

Sony’s PlayStation 4 was launched in the UK at midnight and is already “starting to sell out”. Fans camped overnight for a chance to get their hands on one of…

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‘Death sentence’ for tiny dolphin

Measures to protect one of the world’s rarest dolphins have been denounced as a “death sentence” by campaigners. Only 55 adult Maui’s dolphins are known to survive off the coast…

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Violence mars Black Friday frenzy

Several outbreaks of violence have marred the US Black Friday shopping frenzy, as bargain-hunters besieged malls across the US. In Chicago police shot an alleged shoplifter; a robber shot a…

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Police helicopter plunges into Scottish pub

Three people have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, the BBC understands. Police Scotland have confirmed one death but said they expected the final…

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US agrees to pay $50m after ‘piracy’

The US government has agreed to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated “thousands” of copies of military software. Apptricity, based in Texas, has provided logistics programs…

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Earwigs use chemicals for protection

A team in Germany found secretions from the insects have antibacterial, antifungal and nematode killing properties. Results also revealed a substance not previously known in insects. The scientists suggest earwig…

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Japan consumer price rises speed up

Consumer prices in Japan rose at the fastest pace in five years in October, suggesting policymakers’ attempts to end years of deflation are working. Consumer prices, excluding food, rose 0.9%…

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Thai PM rules out early election

Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand…

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Arson blamed for big Bangladesh fire

Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say. The fire gutted a 10-storey…

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Firoz Fatma becomes first woman ‘crorepati’ of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 7’

The seventh season of the hit TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ got its first female crorepati in the young Firoz Fatma from Uttar Pradesh. Hailing from Saharanpur in UP,…