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Forecasters believe this year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years, as measured by the world's oldest record of temperature.
We persistently fail to learn lessons from the health issues of people who perpetrate heinous crimes, says Danny Shaw.
Universities welcome suggestions that postgraduate student loans will be included in the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy say they have been traumatised by pulling dead asylum seekers from the ocean while on border patrol.
Research ministers approve the development of a new Ariane rocket for Europe, with pledges of 5.924bn euros for space programmes.
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.
Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter largely due to a drop off in mining investment.
More than £1m was paid in compensation to school pupils in Worcestershire in 2013, a freedom of information request reveals.
Police say they hope allegiances have changed as they make a fresh appeal for information 20 years after a bookie was murdered.
Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?
A detailed plan of a medieval city is produced by experts without the need for a single archaeological dig.
Attacks provoke men to take up arms against Boko Haram
Young people's lives at school and home are immersed in online technology, according to a UK study of tablet computers in education.
Artist Tracey Emin's creative take on the Brits trophy is unveiled ahead of 2015's ceremony.
Hundreds of thousands more babies could be born outside hospital, under new guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales.
Eating a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep us genetically younger, say researchers.
There are more hints at what may be in Wednesday's Autumn Statement in the newspaper's first editions, as well as advice on the safest place to have a baby.
Cycling across the Pyrenees - with one leg
Google scientists claim a breakthrough in the way software can describe the content of pictures.