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The US space agency Nasa has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build a new generation of spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
The developers of a tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth sign a deal to sell electricity generated by the project.
Newcastle and Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he had a testicle removed after being diagnosed with cancer.
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.
The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir defends the response to the region's worst flooding in decades, which have killed more than 200.
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the "one-punch" killing of a man in Manchester.
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Ospreys join Cardiff Blues in monitoring Leigh Halfpenny after Toulon president raises questions over the player's contract.
Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory.
Rangers set up a Scottish League Cup third round meeting with Falkirk after earning a 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Boeing is the big winner in a competition for a new American system to take astronauts into orbit - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
Garry Lockhart tells the High Court he killed his son Michael after strangling his wife Janet so they could "come back together as a family".
Pennsylvania State Police identify a suspect in the killing of one state trooper and the wounding of another on Friday.
A sound piece, a 75-second description of a Roman pot, wins a prestigious prize for drawing for the first time in its 20-year history.
A woman in her 50s who was injured in a house fire in County Tyrone has died in hospital.
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).