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Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
A six-foot statue of a Celtic sea god, created by a Game of Thrones sculptor, is stolen from a mountainside in County Londonderry.
Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.
Nigeria's main opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, rejects claims that he did not obtain his school-leaving certificate.
A Marmoset monkey is handed in to a vet surgery in Fife by a member of the public, who claimed to have found it in a shoe-box on Monday.
Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.
An Only Fools and Horses fan from Bristol has spent £4,000 having a tribute to the TV show tattooed on his back.
The European premiere of the new Noah Baumbach film, While We're Young, will be the opening gala at the Glasgow Film Festival, it has been announced.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen tighten their grip on the capital, Sanaa, stationing fighters outside the private home of the president.
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US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild using synthetic biology.
A cat from Dorset has survived for six weeks after falling down a chimney and getting trapped behind a fireplace with no food or water.
Two bodies have been found at a caravan park in Newcastle, County Down.
The leader of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement Pegida, Lutz Bachmann, resigns after a photo emerges of him apparently posing as Hitler.
Microsoft says the next major update to its Windows operating system will be offered as a free upgrade for the first year after its release.
US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
Leading women footballers end legal action over the use of artificial pitches at this year's Women's World Cup in Canada.
James Reynolds looks at the new security measures unveiled by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
A top EU official warns that Europe faces a "huge challenge" in persuading Jews not to emigrate in response to anti-Semitic attacks.
Will.i.am speaks to the BBC from the 2015 World Economic Forum about how education can close the equality gap and provide more opportunities to young people.