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Madonna has won praise for carrying on after falling on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards. What's the secret to elegantly recovering from an accidental plunge, asks Jon Kelly. You've done it too, of course. Everyone has. The stumble. The shock and then the embarrassment...
French authorities have been left mystified by two consecutive nights of illegal drone flights over central Paris. The small unmanned aircraft appeared over landmarks including the Invalides military museum, Place de la Concorde, and two of the old city gates.
There were no known eyewitnesses to the murder of a young woman and her 3-year-old daughter four years ago. No security cameras caught a figure coming or going. Nonetheless, the police in Columbia, S.C., last month released a sketch of a possible suspect.
There's nothing Twitter likes more than a live chase, even if the chase is decidedly... low-speed. That was the case on Thursday, when two llamas escaped from a show-and-tell presentation at a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona...
Alex Stamos pressed NSA director Adm Mike Rogers on whether the access to encrypted data requested by the US authorities should also be granted to the Russian and Chinese governments. Adm Rogers insisted an agreement could be reached "within a framework"...
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research. The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a Cambridge University team...
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords.
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests. Its release into the atmosphere drove the shift towards a warmer period, according to scientists at the University of Southampton.
New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality, the commission voted in favour of changes proposed by chairman Tom Wheeler.
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, a study has found. Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research...
Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return...
Nkosana Mdikane, 74, is known as "Scotland's happiest lollipop man" due to his singing and dancing at work. West Dunbartonshire Council said safety fears were behind the decision...
A Fifa taskforce has recommended the Qatar World Cup takes place in November and December 2022. Previously it was claimed pioneering cooling technology would allow it to happen in the summer. So what has changed?
The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme is built and ready to go into orbit. Sentinel-2a will take pictures of the planet's surface in visible and infrared light...
Residents in the northern Dutch town of Purmerend have been advised to take umbrellas out at night after a spate of attacks by an owl. Dozens of residents have suffered head injuries over the past three weeks at the claws of the rogue European eagle owl.
maandag 23 februari 2015 NIET TE VERGETEN! Donderdag 26 februari is er oudercontact, vergeet je niet in te schrijven.
The Austrian parliament has passed controversial reforms to the country's century-old law on Islam. The bill, which is partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, gives Muslims more legal security but bans foreign funding for mosques and imams...
Asked to define luxury, the head of one of the world's best-known luxury goods makers simply looked baffled. He could have said this: once you have met what you need to survive, you achieve a level of comfort. Beyond that is where you find luxury...
The sensation of human touch is disappearing in a computer age, and with it part of human nature, says the novelist Will Self.
Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases where atrocities are being committed. In its annual report, the rights group said the global response to an array of catastrophes in 2014 had been shameful.

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