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Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Devon and Cornwall Police withdraws a tweeted image which appears to show a riot officer hitting a person on the ground.
Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.
BBC football analyst Pat Nevin looks at how Harry Kane has achieved success this season, and asks if the Tottenham striker will be a one-season wonder.
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.
Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
Companies wanting to run rail franchises in the north of England must scrap Pacer trains, the Department of Transport confirms.
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
Feyenoord's Europa League game against Roma is suspended for more than 10 minutes when an inflatable banana is thrown from the stands.
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.
Celtic's Virgil Van Dijk describes the referee as "horrible" after his red card during the 1-0 loss to Inter Milan.
An entire north Wales castle is painstakingly constructed brick-by-brick by an American enthusiast - captured frame-by-frame on film.
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in one-day international history as South Africa amass 408-5 against West Indies in Sydney.
Nicola Sturgeon says she is proud of her achievements after 100 days as first minster but admits there is "much more to do".
British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in profits for 2014 and raises its profit forecast for this year.
British world number one taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook wants to represent Moldova at Rio Olympics.
The main investor behind the revival of the Manor Marussia F1 team is energy firm boss Stephen Fitzpatrick.
A London Underground worker was sacked for having epilepsy, Labour MP Kate Hoey says.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will tell party members that further devolution "would not have happened" without Lib Dem UK ministers.
Five specially selected commissioners will take over the running of Rotherham council.