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A mechanical fault caused a British tank to career off a road in Germany and crash into an elderly couple's garden fence, the MoD says.
The wife of the man accused of killing three Muslim students in North Carolina said the attack was due to a parking dispute, not religious hate.
An explosion on an offshore oil and gas platform operated by Brazil's Petrobras kills at least three workers.
The number of new cases of Ebola has risen in West Africa for the second week in a row, the World Health Organization says.
Genome sequences reveal frequent interbreeding between the famous Galapagos finches, as well as discovering one gene strongly linked to their different beak shapes.
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Aston Villa sack manager Paul Lambert after the club dropped into the Premier League relegation zone.
The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan picks some stars to look out for in the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2015.
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino is jailed for 16 years for the manslaughter of 32 people who died when the cruise ship sank in 2012.
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells his pimping trial in France that he is annoyed with persistent questions about his sexual preferences.
Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag announces proposals to cut up to 500 jobs worldwide, including 230 North Sea posts.
Urgent talks on ending the conflict in east Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - begin with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents shaking hands.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from the rebel held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where many residents are living in fear.
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The SNP leader aims to win votes in Scotland by wooing friends in London. The electoral arithmetic may work for her, but do her spending plans add up?
Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others.
Labour's use of a pink minibus to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging women to vote, has provoked mixed reaction.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is pranked by a Northern Ireland footballer impersonating Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon.
A 21-year-old woman who denies two death by dangerous driving charges after hitting an elderly couple says she could not have avoided the impact.