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A test track for a futuristic transport system known as the Hyperloop could be built in Texas, according to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry's chairman is to appeal a High Court ruling that he unfairly denied legal representation to a victim.
Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, will not be prosecuted over one of his officers shooting dead an unarmed suspect after the case against him is dropped.
A man from Mali who hid shoppers at a Jewish supermarket during an attack in Paris by an Islamist gunman has been given French citizenship.
Rory McIlroy makes his first professional hole-in-one and is only two behind leader Martin Kaymer after day two in Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Arabia postpones the second round of its public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.
A Londonderry judge describes the controversial US rapper, Snoop Dogg, as a "misogynist wretch" during a court case.
A cyclist who filmed an incident in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike by a van and assaulted has been urged to contact police.
The festival, launched in 2012, to promote smaller, independent films, will not take place this year.
A UK man has been arrested in connection with the attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms over Christmas.
Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.
A family say they were left traumatised after they were shown the wrong body in hospital when they went to pay their respects to their late father.
Images from around the world: 16 January
Prosecutors are to investigate whether any criminal offences have been committed in regards to identifying the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans.
A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says on loan striker Radamel Falcao still needs to prove himself at Old Trafford.
The Department for Education "has in the past lacked inquisitiveness", on extremism in schools, an internal review by the department has found.
A cyclist who filmed an argument with a van driver in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike and assaulted is urged to contact police.
A Malian Muslim, who is being fast-tracked for French nationality, tells the BBC how he hid Jewish shoppers during last week's Paris attacks.
Homeowners living near the proposed HS2 rail line between London and Birmingham are to get extra financial compensation.