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Deciding school admissions on distance from home means giving an unfair advantage to wealthy families, say researchers
Experts examining a shipwreck off Haiti have ruled out the possibility that it is Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, which sank in 1492.
Street photographs by Kate Hooper
A man, who killed five people in 1978, has admitted possessing firearms and making an improvised explosive device.
Reports that UK jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State (IS) and Turkey are 'credible', Whitehall officials have told the BBC.
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Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Alien: Isolation to be released on 7 October.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
Two people have been killed in a fire and explosion at a military facility near the Iranian capital Tehran, reports say.
Protesters numbers reduced over the weekend
BBC Click looks at a prototype electric vehicle that combines elements of a car and a bike.
US Vice-President Joe Biden apologises to the United Arab Emirates after suggesting it had fuelled the rise of extremist groups in Syria.
A 63-year-old woman, who was allegedly part of an internet hate campaign against the family of Madeleine McCann, is found dead in a hotel.
Incumbent Dilma Rousseff wins most votes in Brazil's presidential election, but will need to face centre-right rival Aecio Neves in a run-off.
Yahoo is reportedly close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at $10bn.
A 20-year-old man is charged with rape over an alleged attack on a woman in Londonderry on Friday.
A typhoon which killed at least one person brings many parts of Japan to a standstill, briefly battering Tokyo before heading out to sea.
The BBC learns that new cracks have been discovered in one of the reactors at the Hunterston B nuclear power station in Ayrshire.