Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.
Somali government troops backed by African Union forces capture a major stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists, the port of Barawe.
The deeper half of the ocean has not warmed up to any detectable degree in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi has undergone surgery after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
A north Wales council leader says the Welsh government should not interfere in how councils cut their budgets.
Hundreds of hot air balloons took to the skies above New Mexico on Saturday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Pope Francis urges bishops not to impose an "intolerable moral burden" on believers, as a synod gathers to discuss controversial issues affecting the Catholic Church.
A saboteur is being hunted by police after leaving hundreds of drawing pins on a cycle race track, causing the tyres of more than 70 bikes to burst.
A body believed to be that of Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross, has been removed from a London park.
Formula 1 Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffers a "severe" head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.