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The Somerset school building a digital forest in Rwanda
Penguins lost most of their sense of taste long ago in evolution, scientists have discovered.
How your gadgets could be 'thingbot' army recruits
Family court judges in England will be able to order DNA tests to determine a child's parentage from September, Justice Minister Simon Hughes announces.
Too many children in England are still "slipping though the net" and remain at risk of sexual abuse, a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner says.
An Indian millionaire is charged with murder after he rammed his car into his security guard for being too slow to open a gate.
Firefighters in England say their next one-day strike in the long-running dispute with the government over pensions will be on 25 February.
A captured Islamic State suicide bomber has told the BBC that the group actively recruits teenagers as young as 14 to carry out attacks in Iraq.
England manager Roy Hodgson confirms that Wayne Rooney will continue to feature as a centre-forward for the national side.
With a devoted band of followers and a history of controversial opinions, Ron Paul - Senator Rand Paul's enigmatic father - could be a 2016 campaign blessing and a curse.
Lady Gaga takes to Instagram to announce she has got engaged to long term boyfriend Taylor Kinney
Precise information about Egypt's role in Libya is hard to come by, says Jawad Iqbal
Manchester United survive a scare at League One Preston to win 3-1 and set up an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.
Two West Virginia towns have been evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames.
The conflict in Ukraine is now part of a much bigger crisis between Russia and the West, the former head of MI6 warns.
For those using wheelchairs, getting from A to B in a city with next to no transport facilities for those living with disabilities is nearly impossible.
Denmark has been holding a vigil following the attack on a synagogue and at a free speech debate in Copenhagen on Saturday.
A bomb alert that has caused a number of homes in a Londonderry housing estate to be evacuated is likely to continue overnight.
Afghanistan veteran Ben Parkinson is learning to walk again after a pioneering course of treatment using pure oxygen to repair damaged tissue.
Orla Guerin reports from the village Al-Our, in Minya, which was home to 13 of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State