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Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.
Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.
A record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, an international migration body says.
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
Hong Kong protests and the background to the Occupy Central movement - in 60 seconds.
Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.
Was the Oklahoma killing an act of jihad?
The trial of a Canadian man accused of killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures opens in Montreal.
German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
Prosecutors say Radovan Karadzic was the driving force behind persecution of non-Serbs in the 1990s, as closing arguments are heard at his Hague trial.
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Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
The marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin is sealed with a civil ceremony in Venice.