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The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.
Kevin Pietersen is "not part" of England's plans despite his desire to earn a recall, says national selector James Whitaker.
A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
The Hillsborough police chief agrees he was an "inexperienced" match commander faced with "unimaginably difficult circumstances".
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
Police in France raided Uber's offices on Monday and nearly 30 people connected to the company were charged with running an illegal firm in South Korea
Prince Harry reveals he will join wounded service personnel for part of a 1,000-mile trek around the UK later this year.
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
Sir Paul McCartney is to induct former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Police in India charge a man who took his eight-year-old daughter to school roped to his motorcycle to make sure she sat a test.
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognize same-sex marriages after decades of debate.
Residents in China's capital are being offered the chance to rent tiny apartments, as long as they don't mind sharing.
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Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.
The BBC's Phil Mercer in Vanuatu visits Taloa village on the island of Nguna to see how locals are faring in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
The mother-in-law of former England rugby union player and Strictly Come Dancing star Ben Cohen appears in court accused of harassment.
Google's head of its self-drive car project reveals the real reason he wants self-drive cars standard on roads in five years.
Shots have been fired around the Tunisian parliament and there are reports of casualties, state media says.