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A 150-year old Galapagos tortoise has been put down in California after suffering from arthritis and numerous other ailments.
China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
A small robot, the same size as an 8-year-old child, is the star of an opera performance at Berlin's Komische Oper.
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BBC sports editor Dan Roan examines concerns over public money and a lack of transparency around West Ham's tenancy of the Olympic Stadium.
Lionel Messi makes his 100th international appearance as Argentina beat Jamaica in the Copa America.
A fish tank pump is among some of the simple, locally designed medical equipment helping to save children's lives in African countries like Malawi.
Adam Lambert on rumours, backstage demands and Queen
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Two major searches are under way after a reported sighting of two killers who escaped from a prison in New York state a fortnight ago.
A major international agreement designed to protect cultural treasures during military conflicts is to be finally ratified by the UK.
The UK government announces funding for three new research projects which it says could "revolutionise" Scottish berry production.
UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to war.
The meningitis B vaccine will be introduced to the routine childhood vaccination programme in Scotland from 1 September, it is announced.
Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nursing posts, industry leaders are warning.