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A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
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.
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 its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
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's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party.
Chelsea's Diego Costa faces a possible three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct for an alleged stamp.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
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.
The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.
Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.
Could Greece tilt towards Russia?
Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity
Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.
France's President calls for an international legal framework to force tech companies to 'face up to their responsibilities'.
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 defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.
The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.
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.
The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.