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An inquest opens into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
The trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" opens in Germany.
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict in several trials he is facing.
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.
Sleep-inducing wallpaper, afternoon siestas and warm milk are helping top footballers find their best form.
Fans of the Loch Ness Monster are being offered a chance to explore its "habitat" using Google Street View.
Mobile phone footage shows a house being washed away by floodwater in Dungog in New South Wales during a fierce storm.
The company is making changes to the way its search engine ranks sites, and that could send some hurtling down the rankings.
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Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign just two months into the job after accusations of accepting bribes.
Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band
A former guard at Auschwitz is due to go on trial today charged with more than 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.
Credit Suisse says quarterly profit rose by 23% from a year earlier because of gains from its securities trading and wealth management divisions.
Sotheby's in London is to auction what it says is a 'flawless' 100 carat diamond.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is close to agreeing a new £100,000-a-week deal with the Premier League club.
Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn).
More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
A stage musical adaptation of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016.