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Scientists in Europe have developed sensors for sewers that can detect traces of explosives.
Who was the world's first trainspotter?
A plaque honouring one of Scotland's great forgotten explorers is set to be unveiled at Westminster Abbey.
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
Fifty five potential victims of human trafficking were identified in Scotland last year, according to the National Crime Agency.
The Scottish economy continues to recover with performance at pre-recession levels, according to the Bank of Scotland business monitor.
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
The National Union of Teachers calls on the education secretary to tackle excessive workloads or face more strike action.
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
Ghostly portraits of stars who died young
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.
Sewer sensors to sniff out home-made bombs
Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of "hiding behind excuses" while Paul Ince calls for the "Rooney Rule".
How virtual reality is helping build better cities
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea