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Dogs that can sniff cancer are approved for use in a trial by the NHS but how do they do it?
England captain Alastair Cook describes regaining the Ashes with victory over Australia in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge as "beyond belief".
A man caught wearing a hockey mask and carrying a sword in a shopping bag in a London street is told he will be jailed.
Quick-fire win was fitting finale for England
Labour "missed a trick" over the way it allowed people to register to vote for the party's new leader, deputy leadership candidate Stella Creasy says.
Bomb attacks that killed over 50 people in the Afghan capital Kabul are a sign of a Taliban power struggle, a top UN official says.
England regain the Ashes after sealing victory over Australia on the third morning of a stunning fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Saudi Arabia has shed its laissez-faire attitude to Middle Eastern affairs in favour of a tougher, more assertive approach, writes Frank Gardner.
A Welsh MP says he has 'no regrets' over his decision to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate for the Labour Party leadership contest.
An annual weekend sale along Highway 127 from Michigan to Alabama has begun.
Boiled water in Lancashire is "perfectly safe" to drink, health officials say, following the discovery of a microbial parasite in the mains supply.
A new fence to deter migrants from getting to the UK has been installed in Calais.
A jury in the US state of Colorado spares gunman James Holmes the death penalty for killing 12 people at a cinema and he will serve life in jail without parole.
The Local Government Association is calling for the licensing of drivers of speciality vehicles such as rickshaws.
Ahead Def Con in Las Vegas, a convention dedicated to the art of subverting computer systems, some of the hackers drove to the desert to shoot guns.
A former Soviet army officer is convicted by a US jury of planning and leading a Taliban attack on American forces in Afghanistan in 2009.