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Hundreds of new planets, spotted by Nasa's Kepler telescope, include a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
Jeremy Corbyn has responded to his critics in the Labour leadership contest by calling for an end to "silly remarks".
The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
Amazon shares surged more than 14% in after-hours trading after it reported better than expected sales figures.
A man accused of murdering a woman in a "perverted sexual assault" with a shampoo bottle went on a cocaine binge the night before she was taken to hospital, a court hears.
A hammerhead shark has been freed from a fishing line on a crowded Florida beach.
Up to 40 African migrants are feared to have drowned when their boat sank off Libya's coast, survivors tell UN and aid agencies.
British driver Jenson Button is a potential target for Williams next season if they lose Finland's Valtteri Bottas to Ferrari.
Donald Trump arrives on the Texas-Mexico border, an area he vows to secure if he is elected US president.
Usain Bolt says he is unsure how his pelvic injury will cope with possibly running two races at Friday's Anniversary Games.
A 999 call from a man complaining he had been chased by a "vicious" badger, is released by police.
Denmark gets EU approval for a 19km (12-mile) road-rail tunnel that will cut journey times to Germany.
Buying a McDonald's breakfast after the current cut off time of 10.30 may soon be possible, in the US at least.
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Hernan Crespo says Radamel Falcao was only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before suffering a knee injury.
A man called 999 to complain he had been chased by a badger, police have revealed.
The best-selling smartwatches on the market all have security problems, according to US tech giant Hewlett-Packard.
As Pearson confirms it's selling the FT to the Nikkei Group we take a look back at how the paper has rolled with the times for more than a century.
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
A search is under way for a missing 10-year-old boy on Anglesey.