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Facebook buys video ad tech start-up

July 2, 2014 - 9:49pm
Facebook acquires LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies serve more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.
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Giraffe legs' strong, skinny secret

July 2, 2014 - 9:28pm
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.
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Early bird 'had feather trousers'

July 2, 2014 - 9:24pm
An ancient creature halfway between a dinosaur and a bird had feathered "trousers" on its hindlimbs, a new fossil reveals.
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Syria chemical arms leave Italy

July 2, 2014 - 8:38pm
A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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The aircraft carrier that never was

July 2, 2014 - 7:52pm
The massive aircraft carrier that never made it off the drawing board
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Egyptians uncertain about future under President Sisi

July 2, 2014 - 7:39pm
Egyptians uncertain about future under President Sisi
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Why water surges are killing people in India

July 2, 2014 - 7:31pm
Why water surges are killing people in India
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VIDEO: Passenger plane springs internal leak

July 2, 2014 - 7:19pm
A double-decker Qantas Airways flight bound for Australia sprung a leak and was forced to return to Los Angeles, airline officials have said.
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Why US will conquer world football

July 2, 2014 - 7:13pm
Five reasons why US will win World Cup - some day
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'It's about effort, not bare skin'

July 2, 2014 - 7:03pm
The very serious business of cosplay - and bare skin
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VIDEO: The art of the public apology

July 2, 2014 - 7:02pm
How to give a successful public apology
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Tackle food waste and feed the world

July 2, 2014 - 7:02pm
Tackle food waste and help feed the world
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Millions at risk in South Sudan

July 2, 2014 - 7:01pm
Some four million people in South Sudan are likely to face critical food shortages next month, British aid agencies warn.
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South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine

July 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
Images reveal impact of war, including boy born in Nile marshes
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VIDEO: Shia militia: 'We are thirsty to fight'

July 2, 2014 - 6:58pm
The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has offered an amnesty to militants willing to "return to their senses" and abandon the Isis-led insurgency.
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