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HTC reports bigger-than-expected quarterly loss

<b>Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC has reported a worse-than-expected loss for the first quarter of the year after losing ground to its main rivals.</b><p>HTC reported a loss of 1.88bn Taiwanese dollars ($62m; £40m), compared with a profit of T$85m a year earlier.<p>Analysts had been expecting a loss of about …

Could this technology change the future of TV adverts?

As more people watch television through on-demand streaming services and box sets, advertisers are finding it increasingly difficult to attract the attention of audiences.<p>But new video techniques are allowing advertisers to change the brand names or products that appear in television shows after …

Navy divers search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Navy divers have been searching for parts of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the area where a signal was picked up.<p>The Ocean Shield ship picked up the signal twice, once for more than two hours, said Angus Houston, the retired air chief marshal leading the search.<p>He called it the "most …

Army Apache helicopter makes emergency landing in Maryculter field

<b>An army Apache helicopter has been forced to make an emergency landing on the outskirts of Aberdeen.</b><p>Aberdeen International Airport was put on full alert, but the helicopter landed in a field near Maryculter.<p>The two people on board the helicopter escaped injury.<p>The Ministry of Defence said the …

Agoraphobic benefits cheat Tracy Johnson travelled world

<b>A woman who travelled the world but told officials she was an agoraphobic has been found guilty of falsely claiming almost £50,000 in benefits.</b><p>Tracy Johnson, 52, said she had a fear of open spaces and had not left the UK for years.<p>She was found guilty of 13 charges after Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court …

Spider invasion prompts Mazda software fix

<b>Petrol-sniffing spiders have forced Mazda to issue a voluntary recall notice so it can apply a software fix to its cars.</b><p>The yellow sac spider is attracted to the smell of petrol, and will weave its web in engines, causing a blockage and build-up of pressure.<p>The problem increased the risk of fire, …

Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths - EU study

<b>A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries.</b><p>The European Commission says it is Europe's most comprehensive study so far of bee colony deaths.<p>Winter mortality was especially high for bees in …

MoD accused of bid to 'damage' Welsh government in soldier row

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1067000/1067251_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525301965_d8884fc4b987f802209f33029558188b<p><b>The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been accused of leaking information to "damage" the Welsh government in a row over NHS treatment for …

Volcanic island eats another off Japan

One Japanese island has swallowed another.<p>NASA's Earth Observatory reports that Niijima island, a volcano which broke through the ocean's surface last November, has now merged with a nearby island that formed from a volcano which last erupted 40 years ago.<p>Niijima emerged about 500 meters (550 …