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A soldier injured in battle says he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm he can control with his thoughts.
Two rare films from Peter Sellers' early career will be shown in public for the first time in 50 years, at the 2014 Southend Film Festival.
The agony of Kashmir's 'half-widows'
The body of Nelson Mandela is due to be taken in procession to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where it will lie in state for three days.
Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
Two of India's biggest firms, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel, agree to share telecom infrastructure.
Chancellor is told that low-carbon economy will save people money in the long run
How he survived 27 years in prison
A golden era for photography
Is China poised to expel two major US news outlets?
Are California's 'isolation' prison cells torture?
Few events can have provided quite so much political stardust as the Nelson Mandela memorial service, where 52 presidents paid respects. But is it the biggest funeral?
A US pastor's book that advocates whipping children with branches and belts has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But alleged links between the pastor's teachings and the deaths of three children have provoked a growing backlash.
Minor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.
An RSPCA advert suggesting badgers in cull areas would be "exterminated" is banned following more than 100 complaints.
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
Sir Terry Pratchett, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2007. He told Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman he is often angry with the government on the issue of Dementia funding.
Nasa's Iris mission has observed the region between the Sun's surface and its outer layers, where temperatures reach 2,000,000C.
Why Uruguay is legalising its marijuana market