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Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
The EU's top court - the ECJ - defines an airliner's arrival as the time when its doors are opened - a ruling that affects compensation claims.
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is to be allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag, his lawyer says.
A selection of news photos from around the world
Ed Miliband claims the SNP would continue Tory policies after independence, and predicts Labour will win the next election.
India issues a security alert following the release of a video by the head of al-Qaeda announcing the formation of an Indian branch of the group.
The European Central Bank lowers its benchmark interest rate to 0.05% as it looks to kick-start the flagging eurozone economy.
Readers' photos on the theme of "summer"
Three Indian men, arrested in May for the alleged gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins in a case which sparked global outrage, are freed on bail after investigators refuse to charge them.
Danish toy maker Lego has seen its profits boosted in the first half of the year by Lego Movie tie-ins
The image-sharing site at the centre of the celebrity image leaking scandal has vowed to comply with US laws and actively remove stolen pictures.
Lumia smartphones will take two images in quick succession, one with flash and one without, to produce enhanced low-light photos.
The Foreign Office says it is looking into reports two UK men investigating the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar have gone missing in the country.
The perils of being innocently called Isis
Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat are shown off by Chinese tech company Baidu.
A power cut triggers blackouts across most of Cairo, causing major disruption across the Egyptian capital at the height of the morning rush hour.
Miranda Lambert lands nine nominations at this year's Country Music Association awards.
Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker tells the BBC.
Sir James Dyson unveils his company's first robot vacuum cleaner at a press conference in Japan, promising more suction power than rivals.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron are greeted by large crowds of well-wishers at a primary school in Newport.