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Data from Europe's Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.
Some 43,000 borrowers are set to get compensation after a High Court ruling over the wording of documents sent out by former bank Northern Rock.
Tax powers are on their way to Wales as a bill paving the way to further devolution is passed.
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.
Trained interrogators believe the best intelligence comes from a friendly, logical approach, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.
A 19-year-old man from Cardiff is charged with terror offences, South Wales Police say.
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
Four more women contact officers claiming they were sexually abused by Ray Teret, police say.
Alan Rusbridger announces he will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in charge.
The mother of a five-year-old boy found dead in Alva is charged with murder and detained under mental health legislation.
The committee takes evidence for its scrutiny of the Autumn Statement.
Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is set to miss the 2015 season after failing to recover an eye injury.
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into the CIA's detention and interrogation programme has revealed more about which officials knew what was going on in the secret detention centres, and when they found out.
More than 50 people have asked lawyers to sue the Scout Association over historical abuse claims since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC learns.
A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.
What we have seen, read and heard in the last 48 hours is what scrutiny looks like for a party on the rise, writes Chris Mason.