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Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?
How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
Gareth Bale scores a brilliant late goal as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Valencia.
A 2015 Ford Mustang convertible had to be cut into six pieces so it could go on display at the top of the Empire State Building.
Manuel Pellegrini says his Manchester City side were still thinking about defeat at Liverpool as they were held by Sunderland.
Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a blow after they are held to a draw by bottom side Sunderland.
Everton hand the initiative back to Arsenal in the race for fourth as they suffer a surprise 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Nicholas Jacobs, the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in 1985, says he would feel "angry and disappointed" if he was a member of the police officer's family.
A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.
A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
The human remains found in a car discovered in a drought-parched South Dakota creek last year were two girls who disappeared in 1971, officials say.
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
Kevin Pietersen will miss Delhi Daredevils' IPL opening game against Bangalore on Thursday with a finger injury.
A US federal judge overthrows a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.