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Lewis Hamilton on his new Mercedes contract, having a point to prove at Monaco and Ayrton Senna's out-of-body experience.
Islamic State militants in Syria take near full control of Palmyra, which contains prized ancient ruins, activists and witnesses say.
A first look from the observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, built on the site of the twin towers destroyed on the 9/11 attacks.
How a family was stopped from joining IS militants
Stars at the Cannes Film Festival give their reaction to claims by a film producer that she was turned away for wearing flat shoes.
Pregnant women should be careful when using paracetamol as long-term use could affect the reproductive health of their sons, a study in mice suggests.
The Chancellor has acknowledged, some would say belatedly, that the future prosperity of the UK depends on ending the flatlining of productivity
George Osborne says his focus is on boosting productivity and reducing the UK's debts as he vows not to "take his foot off the pedal" after the election.
Former Lib Dem MP Vince Cable says he lost his seat at the election because of a Conservative campaign of "fear".
Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.
A student was hacked to death by her brother after returning home to support her mother after he had tried to kill himself, an inquest has heard.
Newly released documents show the former Al Qaeda chief was a fan of 9/11 conspiracy theories and had a particular interest in France.
Welsh business are "huge winners" from being part of the European Union, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.
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Detectives investigating historic child sex abuse in Scotland have identified 110 suspects, including 37 VIPs.
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.
Figures show Tiger Woods is responsible for 70% of complaints from golf's US television viewers - for his foul language.
The United Nations announces that it will sponsor what it calls "inclusive talks" on the conflict in Yemen next week.
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.
Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury kept an 11-year-old boy on as a patient to abuse him even though he was not ill.