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Neuroscientists observe compass-like activity sweeping around a dense ring of cells inside the brain of fruit flies.
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman relives the "horrific" Halloween costume fire that injured her daughter last year, saying: "We couldn't put her out."
A man is taken to hospital after 999 crews were called to an incident near a river bridge in Bridgend, said South Wales Police.
Juventus will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final after knocking out holders Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate.
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.
Zhu Tian, who has made her name by binding herself to gallery curators, wins a £5,000 award for up-and-coming artists.
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.
Two police officers are injured at an armed siege in south Devon, police say.
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.
Brass bands and ballet are an unlikely combination, but they have collaborated together in a new work marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.
Employment figures published Wednesday showed another fall in unemployment to 1.83 million people - down 35,000.
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.
A pedestrian dies after a collision involving a tipper truck on a street in the Rhondda, south Wales.
Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.