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Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
Juncker no-confidence vote fails to gain traction
England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for Southampton.
Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
'That money was everything to us - now it's all gone'
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
Aviva's shares fall following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 50 miles around Ecuador.
At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.