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Two men have been arrested by police in London under anti-terror laws and searches are under way at properties in London and Stoke, police say.
How the legacy of Apollo could help NASA's latest mission, Orion, to get humans a step closer to Mars.
British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.
Motorists in north Wales are more likely to be tested for drink driving than anywhere else in the UK, a survey reveals.
Ahead of the unveiling of the title of the 24th James Bond film, Entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson gauges Daniel Craig's interest in four of the as yet unused Ian Fleming titles.
Widespread protests following the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico highlight a broader problem and threaten to bring down the president, says Will Grant.
The UK government is extending contracts for its work programme despite agreement that this would soon come under Holyrood control.
Families hope to hear why two kidney transplant patient died after being given organs infected with a parasitic worm.
The moment Uruguay's Luis Suarez bites Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is day four of BBC Sport's advent calendar.
YouTube says it had to rebuild its counter after South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style video exceeded the viewing limit of 2,147,483,648.
An investigation finds no evidence that police colluded to protect members of the IRA who murdered a man in north Belfast in 1974.
Cross-party talks aimed at resolving difficulties among the five parties in the devolved Stormont government are due to resume later.
Finishing fourth in the league, qualifying from the Champions League, a good run in the cups - is this enough for a club like Arsenal?
Two days after campaigning begins for Japan's snap election, polls show Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on course for a convincing win.
More than 50 countries are meeting for a conference in London intended to boost Afghanistan's prospects after foreign combat forces withdraw.
Public spending is set to fall to levels not seen since the 1930s, forecasters are predicting following the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
The Australian opposition says the government is using asylum seekers as political pawns in a bid to pass a controversial refugee law.
The remains of a lion-hunter turned Jewish volunteer commander are to be reburied after a ceremony in Israel.