Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in a Moscow air crash, a Vnukovo airport official confirms.
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
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Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
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