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Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.
Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.
Pictures from around the country
Demolition in China is often a sensitive, political subject, touching on the relative powerlessness of local residents in the face of omnipotent local officials.
A Canadian ice climber stuns visitors to Niagara Falls by climbing up a frozen section of the famous gorge.
Russian military planes near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the UK Foreign Office says.
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Why I had a chip put in my hand
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.
Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.
A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets