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Mexican drugs kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was once the leader of the world's most powerful cartel. He escaped from jail twice in spectacular fashion before being caught in 2016 and extradited to the US, where he has been on trial...
Facebook's plan for a cryptocurrency has come under further attack at a US hearing, with politicians calling the company "delusional" and not trusted. The Senate Banking Committee is quizzing Facebook executive David Marcus over the tech giant's intention to launch its Libra digital currency...
She's one of the world's most recognisable faces, with a smile that's been printed on mugs, bags and T-shirts across the globe. But she's only left her country a handful of times, and has stayed in the same room for 14 years...
Thousands of pieces of tools, jewellery, figurines, seeds and other objects have been found at the site of a huge 9,000-year-old settlement from the Neolithic period uncovered in Israel.
It started as a bit of a joke, but now the US Air Force has told people not to go near Area 51. More than a million people have RSVP'd to an event on Facebook, threatening to storm the top-secret base in Nevada, which some believe is home to aliens...
It's nearly 50 years since the US became the first country to land men on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission was a huge moment in US and world history, but what exactly happened and why does it matter?...
It’s the rarest form of a rare condition - conjoined twins, fused at the head. The BBC has been granted exclusive access to a ground-breaking series of operations in a British hospital to separate two sisters.
Residents in Harlech, Gwynedd are celebrating after Guinness World Records verified the gradient of Ffordd Pen Llech at 37.45%. The title had been held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a gradient of 35% at its steepest.
The origins of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa are in both the mind and the body, according to an international study. Anorexia is seen as a serious psychiatric disease.
Four children packed fishing rods and money into a 4x4 before illegally driving themselves more than 900km (560 miles) across Australia, police say. The three boys and a girl - all aged 10-14 - were discovered safe in the New South Wales town of Grafton on Sunday.
Neil Armstrong is one of the most famous people in human history. When he returned from the Moon, he was feted by kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers. He was Captains America and Kirk rolled into one - with a touch of President John F Kennedy.
Europe's satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage. The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a "technical incident related to its ground infrastructure"...
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "amazing adventure"...
India is set to launch its second lunar mission - if successful, it will become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon's surface. Only the US, China and the former Soviet Union have been able to do so...
Microbes & me is a new collaborative series between BBC Future and BBC Good Food. In the series, we’ll be looking at recent research into the microbiome of bacteria that lives inside us.
On 3 July 2014, Misty Mayo boarded a Greyhound bus bound for Los Angeles. Desperate to escape her hometown of Modesto in Stanislaus County, 300 miles north in California’s Central Valley, the 41-year-old thought the 4th of July fireworks in LA would be the perfect antidote.
When I arrive at Zwolle prison in the Netherlands, it’s initially hard to imagine that the quiet building, situated next to a fast-food establishment and a garden centre, houses 400 or so inmates – including those with some of the most severe psychiatric disorders among the prison population.
Soon after Suzanne O’Sullivan had left medical school in Dublin, she met a patient named Yvonne, whose mysterious illness appeared to bear little relation to any of her previous studies.
The photographer had been visiting Greenland for several years before deciding to document community life in 2019, starting with Upernavik village. Mr Chu recalls the moment he arrived: "I could only see a pure white land covered by ice and snow during my entire flight...
Sophie wants a baby via a sperm donor but there is six-month referral time target for NHS treatment. In a bid to speed up the process, she has taken to social media and found a Facebook group where men offer their sperm for free. So far she has used the sperm of one donor she met online.

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