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A unique family of birds containing just one species has been discovered by researchers.
Cuadrilla's shale gas resource is far bigger than previously thought, according to a geologist with the company.
Screws made from silk have been used to pin broken bones in research that could transform surgery.
Nick Clegg is to accuse UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and his MEP colleagues of failing to "stand up for Britain".
Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes lasting damage to the structure of children’s arteries, say researchers.
The commute favoured by the super-rich
Thousands of protesters march through the streets of Caracas as Venezuela prepares to mark the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.
Life as a penguin keeper in New Zealand
The North Korean defectors who want to return
Sally Alexander led the feminist protest at the 1970 Miss World Beauty contest in the Royal Albert Hall.
China sets its economic growth target for the year at 7.5% and its inflation goal at 3.5% as it looks to continue its efforts to stabilise the economy.
Venezuelan president marks one year since Hugo Chavez's death
The country tackling a hard drug by legalising a soft one
Is it time to download the homework?
What luxury driverless cars could feel like for passengers
About a third of all women in the European Union have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, a new survey finds.
Why Germany avoids confronting Russia over Ukraine
A new scheme in the US aims to reduce income inequality by teaching parents to talk to their babies more. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports on efforts to close the 'word gap'.
China is set for its annual National People's Congress, with issues such as the economy, targeting corruption, and the environment expected to be discussed.
England boss Roy Hodgson expresses his displeasure at a petition calling for Tom Cleverley to be banned from World Cup selection.