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A virulent pathogen that starves and can kill olive trees poses a serious threat to EU olive production, experts warn.
Police are investigating after an MP received threats on Twitter that his office would be bombed.
One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.
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Three-time champion Martin Adams and fourth seed Scott Mitchell are through to the BDO World Championship semi-finals at Lakeside.
A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit in Gloucestershire is sentenced to a whole life order.
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.
An expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions.
A man who spent 13 years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed is jailed for 10-and-a-half years for killing a friend.
The standout space event of 2015 could well come in July when the New Horizons probe flies by dwarf planet Pluto.
Ceramic artist Majolandile Dyalvane takes the BBC on a tour of his gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.