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King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales
How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.
Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
The US space agency Nasa has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build a new generation of spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
The developers of a tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth sign a deal to sell electricity generated by the project.
Newcastle and Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he had a testicle removed after being diagnosed with cancer.
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Ospreys join Cardiff Blues in monitoring Leigh Halfpenny after Toulon president raises questions over the player's contract.