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Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the announcement that Louise Richardson has been nominated as vice chancellor.
A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.
A lorry transporting Nintendo's new special edition of its popular Splatoon shooter game has been stolen.
Captain Stephanie Houghton is set to play against Canada in England's final friendly before the Women's World Cup.
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.
A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
A man who brutally murdered two people while on the run from police had "significant known risk factors", a report finds.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
Fifteen years since 2000, 15 questions on the FA Cup final. How much do you know?
More than 100 people dressed as elves, druids and witches attend a Wiccan funeral in Cornwall to mark the passing of 'Eron the wizard'.
The Iraqi authorities say they have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State near Tikrit last June.
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.
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England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.
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A toddlers' car seat is removed from sale by its manufacturer after a boy was thrown out of one into the front of his mother's car.
Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.