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A project to create artificial life has hit a key milestone - the simulated creature can now move.
Three men who pleaded guilty to spying on West Ham as the club bid to occupy the Olympic Stadium are fined by a court.
EU leaders voice strong support for the protesters in Ukraine, calling the former Soviet state part of the "European family".
The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
Work is being completed on an unusual tourist attraction in the French Alps. The mountain top glass box gives visitors a unique view from the top of the world
The London home of Lord Janner has been searched as part of an inquiry into allegations of child abuse, Leicestershire Police confirms.
Uganda's parliament passes a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life in jail and force people to report gay activities.
The early years of JK Rowling's boy wizard Harry Potter will be explored in a new stage play, to be co-produced by the author.
A man is convicted of killing a former East Dunbartonshire council leader days before Christmas last year.
England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
A man accused of the historical sex abuse of youngsters at north Wales' children's homes is facing 14 additional charges.
A Belfast councillor will not be prosecuted over remarks she made on Facebook about an imaginary attack on a republican march after the charge against her is withdrawn.
US President Barack Obama warns that South Sudan is on the "precipice" of a civil war, as sectarian clashes intensify and a UN mission is attacked.
About a dozen people have been injured, two of them critically, in a bus crash in south London.
The Scottish and UK governments miss a deadline for reaching a joint agreement on what will happen after the independence referendum.
How might revelations made during the trial of Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants affect the TV chef's career?
Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former assistants are found not guilty of fraud
The death of a toddler from a heroin overdose may have been avoided if agencies involved with the family had recognised the risks, says a report.