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An ad-blocking web browser for smartphones is being developed by Eyeo, the company behind the popular AdBlock Plus plug-in.
Police in Washington DC name a man they believe held a family and housekeeper hostage in their home before killing them.
The mother of two children killed on a Thomas Cook holiday in Corfu says she hopes lessons have been learned from their deaths.
A bet on QPR's Charlie Austin to score for England could earns thousands of pounds for Poole Town fans.
Qatar 2022 World Cup migrant workers speak out
Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".
When a duckling was orphaned and found in a neighbour's garden, businessman Austin Hutchinson came to the rescue and now they are inseparable.
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.
A man is jailed for 28 years for murdering a "naive pensioner" whose body was found in a disused quarry.
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.
Mark Lawrenson takes on drum and bass duo DJ Fresh & Adam F for his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.
Britons Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta reach the final round of French Open qualifying with straight-sets wins.
Black Sabbath have won a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.
A company offering software that allows people to spy on others admits it has been hacked and had thousands of customer records leaked online.
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
How are the proceeds of crime recovered?
Officials in Myanmar say they will attend an emergency meeting in Thailand as the region tries to address the growing migrant crisis.
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.
A woman who was convicted of murdering her friend's boyfriend walks free from court after a retrial.
A black cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.