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Don't panic: Happy Towel Day

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:22
Hitchhiker fans celebrate towel day

Foxconn replaces '60,000 with robots'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:22
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.

Shell to cut another 2,200 jobs

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:40
Royal Dutch Shell is to cut at least another 2,200 jobs, in addition to 10,000 announced earlier this year.

Florence's Arno riverbank collapses

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:25
A section of the embankment of the River Arno in central Florence collapses, sending part of the road and at least 20 cars into a newly formed ditch.

Arsenal sign Switzerland midfielder Xhaka

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:05
Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka joins Arsenal for a reported £35m on a long-term contract.

Netflix faces quota on EU-made content

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:03
On-demand video streaming services face a call that at least 20% of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made locally.

Brexit could extend austerity, IFS says

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:02
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says leaving the EU could lead to more austerity - but Vote Leave calls the think tank "a propaganda arm" of Brussels.

Dame Helen to narrate Beatrix Potter story

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:59
Dame Helen Mirren lends her voice to a recording of a new story by celebrated children's author Beatrix Potter, rediscovered after 100 years.

Afghan Taliban announce new leader

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:43
The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.

VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars in Florence

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:37
Parked cars have fallen into a 200m-long hole which opened up on the Arno river bank in Florence.

Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:36
Microsoft has created an extra notification to allow customers to cancel Windows 10 upgrade after being accused of "nasty tricks".

Crayfish and worms may die out together

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:22
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:15
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:12
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:09
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.

Comic fiction prize unveils joint winners

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:39
Authors Paul Murray and Hannah Rothschild have jointly won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.

Millions 'could miss out on EU vote'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:24
Many people will be turned away from polling stations because they mistakenly think they are on the electoral register, campaigners warn.

Mourinho 'will get Man Utd ethos'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:03
Jose Mourinho would deliver "entertaining" football if appointed Manchester United manager, says club legend Paul Scholes.

Online ticket sites 'breaking law'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:49
Music and theatre tickets are being sold unlawfully on the UK's biggest secondary websites - including Viagogo, Stubhub and Seatwave - says Which?

Landmark deal unlocks €10.3bn for Greece

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:38
Greece agrees a deal to get further funds from its international creditors as eurozone finance ministers hail a "breakthrough".