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BBC Radio 4 Today on Twitter: "Mungo Park, the first person to buy a mobile phone from Vodafone, with a selection of early mobile phones #r4today http://t.co/7ICJVMiE2g"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>PapaPownall</b><p>1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes<p>Replying to @<b>PapaPownall</b><p>@<b>PapaPownall</b> @<b>BBCr4today</b> The first mobile phone …

Despite high-profile tragedies, 2014 was the safest year on record for flying

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>With yet another airliner gone missing over Southeast Asian airspace, there's no question that 2014 has been a year beset by mysterious air tragedies. But there's a surprising fact hiding behind this year's …

One airline figured out how to make sure its airplanes never disappear

By Chico Harlan<p>Chico Harlan<p>Rome bureau chief covering southern Europe and sometimes parts beyond<p>Email Bio Follow<p>First Air, a Canadian airliner, flies across some of the most remote and sparsely populated areas on the continent, with routes going as far north as Resolute Bay, in the Arctic Circle. …

grough — MBEs for Lake District mountain rescuers and veteran mountaineer

The awards will be presented at Buckingham Palace<p>Two long-serving mountain rescue volunteers and a veteran mountaineer have been recognised in the …

Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition

A three-and-a-half year suspended prison sentence for Alexei Navalny on questionable fraud charges and a similar sentence in a labour colony for his brother Oleg represents rather less than the prosecution demanded, more than justice would demand. But given that such political trials are …

No alternate leads in Sony hack

A briefing for FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator provided no usable new evidence, an official said Tuesday.<p>The news that the FBI had taken the three-hour briefing Monday added …

Palestinian Statehood Push Fails at United Nations

With peace talks stalled, the Palestinians tried to push through a Security Council measure calling for a deal within 12 months. They couldn’t pull …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler and<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>This was a year of big …

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Aid charities hit by banks’ fear of terrorism fines

Business,Banks and building societies,Money,Aid,Society,Global development,Charities,Voluntary sector,UK security and counter-terrorism,UK news<p>Transfers earmarked for urgent charity work are being blocked by banks amid fears of incurring penalties for terrorist links Continue reading...