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Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.

Driver Joshua Dobby admits causing Penge deaths but denies manslaughter
A man who ran over and killed a child actor and his aunt during a police chase admits causing their deaths.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy
Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.

US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov
The US is trying to spare a Syrian jihadist group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade'
People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies finds.

UK spending grew strongly post-Brexit vote, ONS data shows
The UK services sector grew much more strongly than expected in the wake of June's vote to leave the European Union, latest figures show.

Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader
World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.

Ben Needham search: Dig halted over archaeological finds
The hunt for missing British boy Ben Needham on farmland on the Greek island of Kos is halted because of a dispute over archaeological remains.

Abuse victims 'saddened' as Ben Emmerson QC quits inquiry
Victims say they are "saddened" by the resignation of Ben Emmerson QC, the most senior lawyer on the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.

Oxford abduction: Hunt continues for schoolgirl rapists
The car used by two men who abducted and raped a 14-year-old girl on her way to school could provide the "key" to catching them, police say.

Ann Emery, star of Rentaghost and Billy Elliot, dies at 86
Ann Emery, the veteran actress who played Ethel Meaker in children's show Rentaghost, dies at the age of 86.

Palestinian and Israeli leaders shake hands at Peres funeral
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Syria: The kids playing football in Aleppo's ruins
New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.

Witnesses relive US train crash horror
Federal officials arrive in New Jersey to begin the investigation into how a commuter train crashed at Hoboken terminal.

Russia spends 'fortune' on bridge to Crimea
A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.

China starts streaming court trials
China has begun streaming court proceedings in many parts of the country in an apparent show of transparency.

How do you stop an ice grotto melting?
The low-tech solution helping to preserve an ice grotto in Switzerland's Rhone Glacier.

Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.

Raffaele Sollecito 'wants to rebuild image'
Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, has told BBC Newsnight that he wants to rebuild his image.

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Supermarkets 'bake bread to lure shoppers'
Supermarkets in the UK deliberately overproduce in-store baked bread to keep shelves full as a marketing ploy, food waste charities claim.