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The late Victorians and the Edwardians lived through a bold age of innovation which altered life at home in profound ways - sometimes not for the best.
Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors, says it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, with almost 2,900 jobs to go.
The minister for education is challenged to produce survey of pupils who cross the border to go to school.
An aerial view of Norfolk coast
Google opens its first ever data centres in Asia as it looks to boost its growth further in the region.
A fire in a farmers' market in south China's Shenzhen kills 16 people and injures at least three, officials say.
A soldier injured in battle says he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm.
Two rare films from Peter Sellers' early career will be shown in public for the first time in 50 years, at the 2014 Southend Film Festival.
A soldier injured in battle is believed to be the first person in the UK to control a bionic arm with his mind.
An image of US President Barack Obama posing for a mobile phone snap with Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the UK's David Cameron makes waves.
India's top court is due to rule on decriminalising gay sex in a country where many regard same-sex relationships as illegitimate.
Women whose husbands disappeared in Kashmir
Three murderers were sentenced to life imprisonment on one day. The minimum terms set were 18, 27 and 40 years. Why were they so different?
Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
Chancellor is told that low-carbon economy will save people money in the long run
Is Beijing poised to expel major US news outlets?
Are California's 'isolation' prison cells torture?
Will Mandela's funeral really be the biggest in history?
Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
An RSPCA advert suggesting badgers in cull areas would be "exterminated" is banned following more than 100 complaints.