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Egypt's Muslims and Christians join hands in protest. 10 February 2011Last updated at 09:17 By Anne Alexander University of Cambridge Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square Just weeks after a New Year's Day church bombing rocked the port city of Alexandria, Egypt's religious tensions have been set aside as the country's Muslims and Christians join forces at anti-government protests.

Egypt's Muslims and Christians join hands in protest

Making my way to Tahrir Square during the anti-Mubarak protests, a striking piece of graffiti caught my eye. Scrawled on the concrete pillar of a flyover was the symbol of a Muslim crescent embracing the Christian cross and the words: "We are all against the regime". During the big "Day of Departure" protest in Tahrir Square last Friday, Coptic Christian protesters made a human chain around their Muslim brothers and sisters as they performed the noon prayers.

A Christian Copt holds a sign: "From Muslim and Christian brothers, Leave Mubarak you coward" A man in a jacket began to speak as chanting died away. I was told: "We are all in this together. Hackers target Microsoft Windows XP support system. 1 July 2010Last updated at 10:17 The bug affects well-established Windows XP operating system Hi-tech criminals are "escalating" attacks on an unpatched bug in the Windows XP help and support system.

Hackers target Microsoft Windows XP support system

Microsoft said it had seen more than 10,000 machines hit by the attack that, so far, it has not found a fix for. Windows PCs falling victim will have control of that machine handed over to attackers. Microsoft said the attacks had gone from theoretical to real very quickly and urged users to take steps to protect themselves. 'Nightmare' attack Microsoft revealed the upturn in attacks in a blog post saying that it had been monitoring activity around the loophole since it was first revealed on 10 June. Found by Google engineer Travis Ormandy, the loophole revolves around the Help and Support system built into XP.

Initially, said Microsoft, it only saw "innocuous" attacks by researchers attempting to replicate what Mr Ormandy had found. Microsoft said it was working on a lasting fix for the loophole. Audio slideshow: Dark sky stargazers. 31 January 2011Last updated at 08:18 Look up into the night sky where you live, and the chances are that your view of the stars will be affected in some way by light pollution.

Audio slideshow: Dark sky stargazers

To see how much artificial lighting blocks out the cosmos - and find the starriest skies - the British public are being asked to take part in a national experiment. The Campaign to Protect Rural England and The Campaign for Dark Skies want people to look up at Orion - one of the most recognisable constellations in the winter night sky - and count the stars they see. One of the organisers, astronomer Darren Baskill from the University of Sussex, explains.

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