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Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.
A radio station's poll over whether or not two turkeys should be killed is criticised by Queen guitarist Brian May and other animal lovers.
The nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe awards are being announced in Hollywood.
Suspected suicide bomb during show at secondary school in Afghan capital kills one, injures scores - officials
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Sleeping whales, sleep deprivation, boring diets, bunks with seatbelts; sailing round the world is no jolly for the all-female crew.
Friends of 1993 murder victim Claire Titman see killer jailed
The Catholic Church admits that some children in its care were "tragically and catastrophically" failed and offers an apology at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry.
See how your nearest A&E unit is coping with winter pressures
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.
The aeronautical rescue co-ordination centre (ARCC) at Kinloss in Moray is to close, it is announced.
Former milkman Colin Ash-Smith, 46, found guilty of stabbing 16-year-old Claire Tiltman to death in 1993 in Kent
British citizenship has been granted to people with "very poor immigration histories", according to the chief inspector of borders and immigration.
Amir Khan will wear £20,000 boxing shorts when he takes on Devon Alexander in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Joe Root strikes an unbeaten 104 as England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Pallekele and now trail 3-2 in the series.
The Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warnings for snow and ice on Friday.
More alleged victims of child abuse in the Scouts come forward after the BBC reported that 56 people have begun legal action against the movement.
French Islamist militant Mohammed Merah, who murdered seven people in 2012, is suspected of attacking a jeweller's between gun attacks, reports say.
There are changes taking place in the way allegations of police misconduct and corruption are dealt with in England and Wales.
By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.