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Queen's new coin portrait unveiled 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:55:37 GMT 
    A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.


NZ motorists take bad drivers' keys 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:16:16 GMT 
    Motorists in New Zealand are confiscating the keys of people they think are driving dangerously, particularly foreign tourists.


First tree seeds for Doomsday vault 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT 
    The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.


US markets reach all-time highs 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:19:06 GMT 
    US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.


Liverpool FC finances back in black 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:06:26 GMT 
    Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.


Samsung S6 phone has curved screen 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT 
    Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides


Sony and Microsoft focus on price 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:12 GMT 
    Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.


Leonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:45 GMT 
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute.


Dakota Johnson's IS skit criticised 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:28 GMT 
    A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter.


Bright spotlight on Ceres mission 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:39:12 GMT 
    As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.


DNA documents ancient mass migration 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:29:21 GMT 
    DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.


Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT 
    Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.


S Leone vice-president in quarantine 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT 
    The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.


England footballer in sex arrest 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:53:40 GMT 
    Sunderland suspend winger Adam Johnson after he is arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.


FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:29:29 GMT 
    The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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