One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.
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The desktop version of the BBC News website will be switched off on Monday and all visitors will be directed to a newer "responsive" design.
Asian commodities trading giant Noble Group says it will launch legal proceedings over allegations made against the firm.
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for treatment for a brain tumour, say their son is now free of cancer.
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The people of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are due to vote in presidential elections on Saturday.
Efforts to rebuild the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu are gaining speed, as relief supplies begin to reach remote islands.
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Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
The last remaining women in China who had their feet bound reveal their pride to photographer Jo Farrell.
A Conservative election candidate suspended over allegations he plotted with the English Defence league is likely to be removed from the party in days, a source tells the BBC.
Australian expeditioner is evacuated from Antarctic ice station by helicopter after suddenly falling seriously ill.
One year ago the World Health Organization announced the Ebola virus had reached outbreak proportions. Numbers are decreasing but the virus has left a permanent mark on the world.
As Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras meet to try and agree bail out terms, will bad blood between the two countries derail a deal?
The travails of buying food amid Venezuela's shortages
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A bus veers off a highway and plunges into a lake in central Venezuela, killing at least 11 people and injuring 36.
The first plastic bank notes in Britain are going into circulation in Scotland, a year ahead of their introduction by the Bank of England.