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Police in Washington DC name a man they believe held a family and housekeeper hostage in their home before killing them.
Qatar 2022 World Cup migrant workers speak out
Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".
When a duckling was orphaned and found in a neighbour's garden, businessman Austin Hutchinson came to the rescue and now they are inseparable.
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.
New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.
Black Sabbath win a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards, with gongs also going to Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit.
A company offering software that allows people to spy on others admits it has been hacked and had thousands of customer records leaked online.
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
Officials in Myanmar say they will attend an emergency meeting in Thailand as the region tries to address the growing migrant crisis.
Pakistan charges 106 people with murder after a Christian couple is beaten and burnt to death following allegations of blasphemy.
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off California.
A black cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.
A first edition of one of the most important works of the man who inspired the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, is discovered in a library in France.
Thousands of people who have fled Ramadi since the city fell to IS militants, have been left stranded between Ramadi and the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
The gaming firm's filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement over the broadcaster’s upcoming drama Game Changer.
Aid is pouring in to Nepal in the wake of two deadly earthquakes. But in a country where corruption is seen as "endemic", will the money go where it is meant to? Simon Cox investigates.
Author JK Rowling feels "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" after the Daily Mail's apology to the author is read out in London's High Court.
Lewis Hamilton is in a league of his own in a second practice session truncated by rain at the Monaco Grand Prix.