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A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says.
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'
Is it time for a mental health wait target?
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.
Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.
World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports
King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive
Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool must improve to progress in the Champions League after his late penalty saw off Ludogorets.
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.