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Data roaming charges to end in EU 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:43:58 GMT 
    After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules.


Apple launches Beats 1 radio station 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:14 GMT 
    Apple's Beats 1 radio station launches with Zane Lowe presenting the first show from Los Angeles.


Blue Peter's John Noakes found 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:34:45 GMT 
    Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes is found after going missing from his home in Majorca


Opera audience boos nude rape scene 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:02:09 GMT 
    The opening night of William Tell at the Royal Opera House is marked by boos over a nude rape scene.


Light crystals clinch physics medal 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:08:47 GMT 
    US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.


Solar plane attempts to cross front 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:37:17 GMT 
    A solar powered plane is encountering its first weather front during its attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean.


California enacts tough vaccine law 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:43:49 GMT 
    California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that imposes one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the US.


Drone flies abortion pills to Poland 
  Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:32:23 GMT 
    A Dutch women's rights group uses a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland, in protest at the country's restrictive laws.


USA 2-0 Germany 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:24:00 GMT 
    The USA will play either England or Japan in the Women's World Cup final after defeating Germany 2-0 in Montreal.


Argentina 6-1 Paraguay 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:37:25 GMT 
    Argentina thrash Paraguay 6-1 in their Copa America semi-final to set up a final against tournament hosts Chile.


The deal to sell your home and get paid to stay 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:15:01 GMT 
    Buying a property with a tenant and paying them to live there may sound odd, but the practice has been around in France since the 9th Century - and it's getting more popular. Why?


Will soaring temperatures affect the tennis at Wimbledon? 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:23:16 GMT 
    Temperatures at Wimbledon this week could reach an all-time high.


Station cat gets lavish send-off 
  Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:16:39 GMT 
    A Japanese cat, which became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.


Costa Rica's presidential piglet 
  Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:51:26 GMT 
    A piglet given to Costa Rica's president will be kept as a pet.


South Sudan army 'burnt girls alive' 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:45 GMT 
    South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces in Unity state, a UN report says.
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