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Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars

Wed, 2016-09-14 05:30
Europe's Gaia space telescope releases its first batch of data as it builds the most precise map ever made of the night sky.

Headscarf emoji proposed by 15-year-old Saudi girl

Wed, 2016-09-14 05:02
A Saudi 15-year-old girl living in Germany proposes creating a headscarf emoji.

EU state of the union: Juncker warns UK on single market

Wed, 2016-09-14 04:43
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the UK should not have selective "a la carte" access to the bloc's single market after Brexit.

UK MPs decry UK-French Libya campaign

Wed, 2016-09-14 04:41
Britain's 2011 military intervention in Libya was based on "erroneous assumptions", according to MPs who blame ex-PM David Cameron for the lack of a coherent strategy.

Michel Platini: Banned former Uefa president says 'conscience is clear'

Wed, 2016-09-14 04:09
Former president Michel Platini says his "conscience is clear" as he addresses Uefa for what is likely to be the last time.

Trump Foundation under investigation for suspected 'impropriety'

Wed, 2016-09-14 03:55
New York's attorney general says he is investigating alleged impropriety by Donald Trump's foundation, an inquiry dismissed by the Trump team as politically motivated.

Dhaka flooding: Why are there 'rivers of blood' at Eid?

Wed, 2016-09-14 03:31
As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, people in Dhaka share pictures of flooding in the streets stained with blood from animal sacrifices.

Devendra Jhajharia: India Paralympics medallist breaks own record

Wed, 2016-09-14 02:30
India's Devendra Jhajharia breaks his world record in men's javelin throw to win India's second Paralympics gold.

Forest-burning is a sin, says Indonesian fatwa

Wed, 2016-09-14 01:57
Indonesia's highest Islamic authority says it is a sin for people to set fire to forests to clear the land for growing crops.

Singapore Paralympians immortalised as Lego figurines

Wed, 2016-09-14 01:45
Toy-maker Lego immortalises two of Singapore's Paralympic medallists as model figurines.

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after US Army agrees to gender surgery

Wed, 2016-09-14 01:39
Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning says she has ended a hunger strike because the US Army has agreed to provide her with gender surgery.

Britain's first all-black Hamlet performed

Wed, 2016-09-14 01:12
The first all-black production of Hamlet in Britain is being performed as part of the Shakespeare 400 anniversary celebration.

Japan's Sakurajima volcano due for major eruption within 30 years, say scientists

Wed, 2016-09-14 00:57
Japan's Sakurajima volcano, one of the country's most active, is due for a major eruption within the next 30 years, according to researchers examining new data.

In pictures: Conquer the mountains

Tue, 2016-09-13 23:22
Photographer and cycling enthusiast Michael Blann's pictures of the mountains that form part of major cycle races.

Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Tue, 2016-09-13 23:17
A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations.