A Japanese robot has been programmed to take on a range of tasks - from painting nails to cooking.
A teenager admits lying to police about the death of a six-week-old girl.
A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.
The 1984 video game Elite - thought to be the first to produce genuinely 3D graphics - has been redeveloped for a modern audience.
Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.
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The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.
Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.
Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.
Russia's former finance minister has warned the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State
Spencer Kelly puts beacon technology to the test
Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.
A seal is found in the middle of a field in St Helens, Merseyside by a dog walker.
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
Spaniards await the results of the famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) Christmas lottery, with €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes on offer.
A mother and father convicted of causing or allowing the death of their young son are each sentenced to nine years.
Hundreds of elderly people across Belfast are to lose home help services because of cuts to the health trust's budget.