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Migrant crisis: Drowned boy's father speaks of heartbreak

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Migrant crisis 'a German problem' - Hungary's Orban

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UK firm launches emoji alternative to Pin codes

<b>A British company has launched an emoji alternative to the traditional four-digit Pin code commonly used for accessing online banking.</b><p>Intelligent Environments says its Emoji Passcode service is more secure because there are more potential combinations of the 44 emojis than there are of the numbers …

Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed

<b>The founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison in the US.</b><p>Federal prosecutors said Ross Ulbricht's website, hosted on the hidden "dark web", sold more than $200m (£131m) worth of drugs anonymously.<p>The 31-year-old was found guilty in New York of …

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Five Banks To Plead Guilty To Global Currency Manipulation

Authorities fined five of the world's largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup inc, roughly $5.7 billion, and four of them agreed to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.<p>The fifth bank, …

Corruption

David Cameron won't 'cave in' on migration target despite new figures

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Jeremy Clarkson: 'Top Gear exit was my own silly fault'

<b>Jeremy Clarkson has said being dropped from Top Gear "was my own silly fault".</b><p>The broadcaster was speaking to BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans in his first interview since losing his job over a "fracas" with a producer.<p>He said leaving the show had "left a huge hole" in his life "that needs to be …

YouTube Kids app draws complaints about content

<b>An app designed to make surfing on YouTube safer for children has come under fire for linking to "inappropriate" content.</b><p>Two child advocacy groups have flagged up videos that they say "would be extremely disturbing for young children to view".<p>They have lodged a complaint with the US regulator …

Woman jailed for Google executive's overdose death

<b>A woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to giving a Google executive a fatal overdose of heroin in California.</b><p>Alix Tichelman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drugs charges, which resulted in the 2013 death of Forrest Timothy Hayes.<p>Tichelman did not seek …

Gucci sues Alibaba over 'counterfeit goods'

<b>China's leading online marketplace Alibaba, is being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and other fashion brands.</b><p>Paris-based Kering has accused the firm of making it possible for US shoppers to order counterfeit goods in bulk from Alibaba's various websites.<p>It follows a failed …

Islamic State 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi'

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China imposes smartwatch and wearable tech army ban

<b>China has forbidden its armed forces from wearing internet-connected wearable tech, according to reports.</b><p>The People's Liberation Army Daily, the Chinese military's official newspaper, said security concerns had been raised after one recruit had received a smartwatch as a birthday gift.<p>News site NBC …

Serbian scare on president's plane after coffee spill

<b>A Serbian inquiry has found that the president's jet went into a sudden plunge on a flight to Rome last week when the co-pilot tried to mop up a coffee spill.</b><p>President Tomislav Nikolic and other passengers were reportedly thrown around the Falcon 50's cabin before the captain managed to regain …

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

<b>Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.</b><p>The team at Duke University, in the US, showed immune cells which start attacking nutrients in the brain may be a trigger for the disease.<p>They say their findings could open up new avenues of …

How the selfie stick was invented twice

<b>The selfie stick was invented twice, two decades apart, by men on opposite sides of the world - and both times it was the result of problems experienced on a European holiday.</b><p>The selfie stick has become so common that it is now widely seen as a nuisance - it has been banned from stadiums, concerts, …

What's it really like to work at McDonald's?

<b>In 1955 the first McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in the US. Now it is the world's biggest fast food chain, employing 1.9 million people. The word "McJob" has become a term of derision, but what's it like to actually work there?</b><p>"Hello, can I help you?" asks the smiling young woman behind the …

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

<b>Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.</b><p>The researchers admit they were surprised by the findings, which run contrary to current health advice.<p>The analysis of nearly two million British people, in the Lancet Diabetes …

Nigeria abductions: Vows to remember Chibok girls

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China cracks down on violent anime online cartoons

<b>Some of China's biggest video streaming sites have been warned that they face punishment after failing to remove explicit Japanese cartoon video clips.</b><p>China's Ministry of Culture said the firms had hosted anime that glorified violence and terrorism, and contained "vulgar" erotic elements.<p>Net firms …

Iran nuclear talks intensify as key deadline nears

<b>Talks have resumed in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran.</b><p>Foreign ministers from six world powers are meeting their Iranian counterpart, amid hopes of a breakthrough after almost 18 months of negotiations.<p>They want to impose limits that would prevent …

Yemen crisis: Dozens killed by 'air strike' near refugee camp

<b>An air strike has killed at least 40 people at a refugee camp in northwest Yemen, aid workers have said.</b><p>State media said Saudi planes were responsible, but the Yemeni foreign minister said "artillery strikes" by Houthi rebels were to blame.<p>A Saudi Arabian-led coalition has been targeting Shia …

I nearly drowned in chocolate

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Children spend six hours or more a day on screens

<b>The amount of time children spend glued to a screen has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, a new report suggests.</b><p>Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm …

Why Singapore banned chewing gum

<b>Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91, is famed as the man who turned Singapore from a small port into a global trading hub. But he also insisted on tidiness and good behaviour - and personified the country's ban on chewing gum. What was it about gum he so disliked?</b><p>For a while after the …

Germanwings air crash co-pilot Lubitz knew French Alps

<b>The co-pilot suspected of crashing a German airliner into the French Alps, killing himself and 149 others, knew the region from gliding holidays.</b><p>A member of the Montabaur flight school where Andreas Lubitz took lessons confirmed to BBC News the co-pilot had flown a glider over the region.<p>Mr Lubitz …

Nemtsov daughter: Putin 'politically' to blame for murder

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Russia

Syria girls: Met Police chief apologises for letter failure

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Terrorism

Boko Haram child captives 'forgot names'

<b>About 80 children rescued from a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon cannot remember their own names or origins, according to an aid official who visited them.</b><p>The children - aged between 5 and 18 - did not speak English, French or any local languages, says Christopher Fomunyoh, a director for the US-based …

Africa