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The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.
PayPal is updating its user agreement in July to force customers to accept automated cold calls from it and its affiliates.
Two men who plotted to "randomly" behead Boston police officers had initially planned to target a conservative blogger.
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The education and higher education budgets face budget savings, as part of a Treasury announcement to bring down public debt.
The French telecom giant Orange says it will pull out of a deal with an Israeli partner, a day after comments by its boss drew criticism from Israel.
A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, with an inscription in Elvish written by the author, sells at auction in London for £137,000.
The sudden, severe illness of Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has raised suspicions that he may have been poisoned.
A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.
Five men are charged in a Kenyan court with 162 counts of terrorism following the deadly assault by militant Islamists on Garissa University College in April.
Six computer games, including Pong and Doom, have been inducted into the first Video Game Hall of Fame.
The Queen opens the centenary annual meeting of the Women's Institute (WI) in London.
The UN warns more than half of its critical aid operations could be halted or cut back due to funding shortfalls, leaving millions in need.
Microsoft shows off unusual computers capable of running its forthcoming Windows 10 software, including a system contained in a plug.
Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.
Chinese salvagers begin operation to right an upturned ship which capsized in the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people.
Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, according to a union.
A second batch of private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is published after a legal battle.