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The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different "flavours".
A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
Rafael Nadal has his serve broken four times by wildcard Wu Di before victory in the China Open first round.
South Sudan will play in their first World Cup qualifier when they face Mauritania on Wednesday, the first leg of their preliminary round tie.
New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - while building a stretch of railway.
Brewer SABMiller's shares fall after reports that it is likely to reject an offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Shipping containers revamped for Hamburg's migrants
The man accused of killing nine people at a community college in Oregon had left behind a manifesto detailing his grievances, US media report.
A charity worker who prosecutors say threw her newborn baby from the seventh-floor window of a New York City apartment is charged with murder.
Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells the BBC's Panorama he is a "marked man", after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by his former employer, the US National Security Agency (NSA).
The Guatemalan neighbourhood which was buried in a mudslide on Thursday is declared uninhabitable by the authorities.
A recording of a call from the co-pilot to air traffic control has been released after a pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston is believed to have died of a heart attack.
A customer in China is left with a bad taste in his mouth after a restaurant charged him over $200 for a plate of prawns that he thought would cost $6.
Ghana suspends seven High Court judges following allegations of bribery stemming from a documentary made by a renowned investigative journalist.
Liverpool hope Jurgen Klopp will replace Brendan Rodgers by the end of this week as talks progress well.
Actor and rapper Will Smith reveals he's recorded more than 30 songs and is planning his first ever world tour with sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff next year.
US food giant General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios that may, in fact, contain traces of gluten.
It has been almost 10 years since Emily Blunt's breakout role as the sharp-tongued assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. But the British actress's latest role could not be more different.
End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
The EU's top court rules that a data transfer pact with the US did not do enough to protect people's privacy, causing problems for Facebook.