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What does Beagle2 say about how we handle failure?

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:20
David Shukman looks at the lessons of Beagle2 for how we handle failure.

Lost Beagle2 probe found on Mars

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:00
High-resolution images taken from orbit identify the landing location of the lost Beagle2 probe, and it appears to be in one piece.

Keaton takes awards stage tumble

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:57
Michael Keaton rounds off a successful awards day by falling off the stage at the Critics' Choice Awards after collecting a clutch of trophies.

Wales and NI A&E waits 'worsen'

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:56
A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland got worse last month - well below performance in England.

'Twelve held' over Paris attacks

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:37
Twelve suspects are held in France about alleged support for the Islamist gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17, reports say.

Boxing great Ali back in hospital

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:15
Former heavyweight world champion Muhammad Ali is said to be in a stable condition after being readmitted to hospital.

Delayed US execution goes ahead

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:06
The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.

EC outlines Amazon tax concerns

Fri, 2015-01-16 03:52
The European Commission says in a preliminary finding that online retailer Amazon's tax arrangements in Luxembourg probably constitute "state aid".

Woman dies after hospital blaze

Fri, 2015-01-16 03:41
A 75-year-old woman has died following a fire in a building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, police say.

Picture power: A sea of flashes

Fri, 2015-01-16 03:11
Helen Mirren at the Golden Globe Awards

VIDEO: 'Star Wars costume saved my life'

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:44
An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snakebite.

Belgium on alert after deadly raid

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:26
Belgium is on its second-highest alert - a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a major anti-terror raid in the east of the country.

VIDEO: Pietersen's map of the world tattoo

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:57
Kevin Pietersen has been showing off his new tattoo, marking everywhere the batsman has scored an international century

China investigating spy chief Ma Jian

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:50
China confirms it is investigating a powerful intelligence chief, Ma Jian, for corruption, as President Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.

HK student leaders report to police

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:10
Four members of a student group that helped lead two-month long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong turn themselves in to police.

VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

Fri, 2015-01-16 00:44
Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years

Democracy Day: A Twitter discussion

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:36
Dissent, discussion, debate: Tell us what democracy means to you

VIDEO: El Capitan: 'Find your own Dawn Wall'

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42
Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell are amazed at the attention they have received.

Search for Africa's best nightclub

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:22
The search for continent's hottest sound

Why has xenophobia risen in Germany?

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:19
Concerns over immigration and Islamisation appear to be fuelling a surge in support for the far right in Germany, says Sebastian Borger.