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A British man has been confirmed dead in a US air strike on jihadist targets in Syria.
Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.
Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on
David Kilcoyne scores the only try as Munster defeat last year's beaten finalists to top European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1.
Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.