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Five ways Taylor Swift is changing the world
A second person is charged with the murder of teenager Becky Watts, whose body parts were found at a house in Bristol in March.
A daredevil cat has used up one of its nine lives after hiding in the wing of a microlight aircraft before take-off.
Real-life historical adventures inspire both winners of this years CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway medals, Tanya Landman and William Grill.
A dead whale thought to have been hit by a ship is to be left to decompose off the Essex coast, experts say.
A trainee dentist was attacked with a hammer and machete in a racially-motivated revenge assault for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, a court hears.
Thousands turns out to watch the traditional parade
Is it wrong to use 'impact' as a verb?
The risk assessment for a fatal SAS reservist training exercise was "not good enough", a special forces assistant chief of staff tells an inquest.
Canadian group Urthecast plans to put a 16-satellite constellation in orbit to image the Earth, including making small movies of what is happening at the surface of the planet.
The writer Lemn Sissay has beaten former politician Lord Peter Mandelson in the election for the chancellor of the University of Manchester.
The religious politics behind World Yoga Day
Britons can now start the process of switching broadband supplier with one phone call.
The Ghanaian police use tear gas on residents demonstrating against the demolition of an Accra slum.
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, UN investigators say.
Kirill Petrenko is elected as the new chief conductor and artistic director for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chile declares an environmental emergency in the capital, Santiago, as air pollution reaches "critical levels" ahead of the Copa America quarter finals.
Birthing balls and a mattress in an Edinburgh hospital labour ward were contaminated with blood, inspectors find.
The prime minister is giving a speech in Runcorn, Cheshire, to set out his argument that the UK needs to reform benefits and tax credits, amid a debate over government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts.
Some peace-keeping missions are to be counted as defence spending for the first time, with ministers under pressure to meet Nato's 2% target.