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A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Professor of planetary sciences Ian Garrick-Bethell explains what gave the Moon its unusually distorted shape.
The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
Lessons need to be learned from the case of a man who killed his wife and young son at their home near Porthmadog, an official review finds.
A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.
Prime Minister David Cameron has describes his weekly meetings with the Queen as one of the most valuable hours in his week.
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.
The police chief constable of Gwent Police and other senior officers are under investigation following the acquittal of two men in a fraud case.
Police say they are treating an attack on a Catholic church in County Tyrone as a hate crime.
At least 10 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India.
Defending champion Dai Greene fails to make the final of the 400m hurdles after finishing fifth in his heat.
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, poses a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
Ukraine says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.
Two former News of the World journalists are charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service says.