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At least 200 elephants in Bouba N'Djida reserve killed since January 20 fresh carcasses found last week Demand from China driving ivory black market By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:49 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 16 March 2012
Last home to become temporary exhibition site while Charles Dickens Museum in London closes for £3.4m revamp Dickens' writing desk to be returned to the study where he crafted some of his classic tales By Tom Gardner PUBLISHED: 15:12 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 16 March 2012
Swears to protect expat Jews living under Tehran rule By Lyle Brennan PUBLISHED: 13:11 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 16 March 2012 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted his country's right to defend itself militarily against the Iranian nuclear threat - regardless of the presence of Jews in Iran. As he spoke during a visit to the U.S. last week, all but lost amid the heated talk about a possible Israeli attack on Iran's suspect nuclear programme were the thousands of Jews who live in the Islamic Republic.
By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 13:45 GMT, 16 March 2012 Next time you start to upload pictures of nights out on to Facebook, or moan about your day on Twitter, bear in mind that you could be risking your career. One in five bosses have rejected an applicant because of their profiles on social networking sites, according to a UK company's report on the technology industry. Jobseekers are being warned to be far more vigilant over what they reveal online, as it could cost them that coveted role.
By Rob Waugh PUBLISHED: 12:44 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 16 March 2012 An email 'worm' envisioned as a 3D object: Researchers warn that the vulnerability could be used to create a fast-spreading internet 'worm' which could infect thousands of PCs A new cyber attack found on Chinese websites can overwhelm Windows PCs - and the only way to stop it is to ensure your machine has the latest security 'patch'. Security experts Sophos say that all PC users should be on 'high alert'. So far, the code is 'proof-of-concept' - and affected machines will simply crash.
Streaming service is already number two after iTunes More than 10 million users after tie-up with Facebook Tech billionaire claims music companies will earn more throughSpotify By Rob Waugh PUBLISHED: 08:33 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 02:49 GMT, 17 March 2012 Music streaming service Spotify will overtake Apple's iTunes store within two years if it keeps growing at its current rate, claims Sean Parker, Facebook's first president. The technology billionaire, famous from the film 'The Social Network', where he was played by Justin Timberlake, claims that music companies will earn more from Spotify than from Apple within two years.
Animals evolved huge eyes to pick out sperm whales - their predators - in the dark Eyes the size of basketballs - out of proportion even on creatures 27ft long By Rob Waugh PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 15 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 15 March 2012 Two men inspect a nearly intact 9.2 meter giant squid in Norway in 1954 - the creatures have disproportionately huge eyes, the size of basketballs
The plant has no known side effects and might even replace uncomfortable anaesthetic injections By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 14 March 2012 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 14 March 2012 The agony of toothache can leave you willing to go to the ends of the earth in search of a cure.
By Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 15 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:58 GMT, 15 March 2012 After Paul the Octopus, Knut the polar bear and Heidi the cross-eyed Opossum, the world has been waiting for a new animal celebrity. Step forward Til, the earless rabbit - who appeared destined for super-stardom, or a few extra carrots at least, when his touching disability was first discovered.
By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 16 March 2012 Laid to rest in her best clothes and lying on an ornamental bed, she was probably of noble blood. Quite how the 16-year-old Anglo Saxon girl died and who she was remain a mystery. But she was buried wearing a gold cross – suggesting she was one of Britain’s earliest Christians. The skeleton and Christian cross as they were found in Trumpington Meadows, Cambs - a site which has been confirmed as one of the UK's earliest Christian burial sites
Devices connected to internet leak information CIA director says these gadgets will 'transform clandestine tradecraft' Spies could watch thousands via supercomputers People 'bug' their own homes with web-connected devices By Rob Waugh PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 16 March 2012