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The secret button on prosthetic legs and other facts
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
The figure clad in black, walking across the US
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.
Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.