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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he would use new powers to block onshore fracking if he was to be elected first minister.
Will Gompertz asks if it will it be our fascination with celebrity that finally brings an end to the page 3 pin-up?
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for seabirds
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?
Why are Staffies seen by some as a 'chav dog'?
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible.
The hazards of drowning in too much stuff
Former soldiers take to the stage
The last photograph taken of Sir Winston Churchill is among items belonging to his family that have gone on display at his former home, Chartwell.
On a mixed day for headlines, two publications lead on a row over the flying of flags at half-mast to mark the death of Saudi Arabia's king. New claims over the Litvinenko case also feature in the news.
Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.
New proposals for TV election debates do not include parties from Northern Ireland, it is confirmed.
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain's greatest leaders.
Grigor Dimitrov expects a tougher test from Andy Murray at the Australian Open than when he ended his Wimbledon reign.
The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
League Two Cambridge United hold Manchester United to a goalless draw to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with the New Democracy party battling left-wing Syriza.
Adam Rooney's 25-yard strike salvages a point against St Johnstone as Aberdeen miss a chance to go top above Celtic.
Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations
The BBC and the body representing Welsh musicians sign a contract regarding the broadcaster's payments to artists.