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Coder creates smallest chess game

4 hours 43 min ago
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.

Iran picks new United Nations envoy

4 hours 52 min ago
Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.

Skull clue to exodus from Africa

5 hours 18 min ago
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink

5 hours 20 min ago
Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.

US law 'chief' defends migrant action

5 hours 47 min ago
The woman likely to become the next US Attorney General has defended Barack Obama's executive action on immigration during her confirmation hearing.

Cape Town honours last white ruler

5 hours 55 min ago
Cape Town's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party.

Costa charged after 'stamp' on Can

6 hours 5 min ago
Chelsea's Diego Costa faces a possible three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct for an alleged stamp.

Bank governor warns on eurozone

6 hours 7 min ago
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

Carney attacks German austerity

6 hours 12 min ago
In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates demand

6 hours 12 min ago
The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.

Curiosity rover back in the groove

6 hours 21 min ago
Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.

Could Greece tilt towards Russia?

6 hours 24 min ago
Could Greece tilt towards Russia?

VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear'

6 hours 35 min ago
Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity

Nigeria army 'warned of Baga attack'

7 hours 18 min ago
Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.

'Sanction tech firms', says Hollande

7 hours 41 min ago
France's President calls for an international legal framework to force tech companies to 'face up to their responsibilities'.

E. coli found in Winnipeg water

7 hours 47 min ago
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

Arsenal sign £11.2m defender Gabriel

7 hours 56 min ago
Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.

Juror doubt at serial killer verdict

8 hours 1 min ago
The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.

Drone firm blocks White House flights

8 hours 5 min ago
Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.

Boeing reports soaring profits

8 hours 22 min ago
The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.