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Project scientist Matt Taylor says he is so confident the European Space Agency will land its probe on the comet, that he has got a new tattoo depicting the event
British female driver Alice Powell says it would be "amazing" if she makes her F1 debut with Caterham in Abu Dhabi.
A Danish paediatrician claims to have made a significant breakthrough in the battle against childhood obesity.
The Russian Football Union admits they cannot afford to pay coach Fabio Capello's £7m salary.
A new feminist film classification is to be used at this year's Bath Film Festival to highlight the lack of women working on and off screen in cinema.
Qatar is failing to tackle the abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty International warns, six months after work began on the World Cup 2022 stadiums.
The Bank of England has warned that inflation could fall below 1% in the next six months, due to sluggish growth in the European economy, and other downward pressures.
Former Casualty and Holby City star Rebekah Gibbs has died, six years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk is shaken by artillery fire amid reports of new fighting near another rebel-held city, Luhansk.
Two nurses plead guilty to multiple charges of wilful neglect at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
A thief is jailed for four years after experts found his DNA on a pair of socks he was using as gloves when he fled a house leaving them behind.
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is set to be named as Burton Albion manager, reports BBC Radio Derby.
A suspected suicide attacker detonates a car bomb on a busy road in the Libyan city Tobruk, with at least three people reported killed.
Doctor Who writer Stephen Moffat says the latest series of the show remains a hit, despite a fall in television audiences.
Footage of a robber holding a knife to the throat of a shopkeeper as he demands cash from the till has been released by police who suspect he has struck for a third time.
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.
The number of jobless people in Scotland fell by 10,000 over the three months to September, according to official figures.
Up to 100 jobs are to be created after airline Flybe announces it is to re-open a base in Aberdeen.
UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September to 1.96 million, while one measure of average earnings outstripped inflation for the first time in five years.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo denies claims that he has an obscene nickname for Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.