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He was a hard-drinking, twice-married businessman and politician in 19th Century New York - but Murray Hall had a secret which was only revealed after his death. Now his story is being retold in Glasgow as part of an attempt to "write LGBTQI+ people back into history"...
Stunning images of nature and wildlife across Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and some Pacific islands are recognised each year in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Here are some of this year's winners. All photographs subject to copyright as marked...
The Russian pilots who crash-landed a fuel-laden Airbus jet in a corn field, without any serious harm to the 233 people on board, are being hailed as heroes.
Questions - and eyebrows - have been raised over reports that US President Donald Trump is eyeing-up the purchase of the world's biggest island...
An elderly couple has been attacked in Australia by a goanna (a large lizard), as they tried to stop it from savaging their dog, emergency officials say.
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe some 40,000 years ago coincided with the downfall of the cave bear, scientists have revealed. New evidence suggests humans hunted the bear and drove it from caves, putting it on the road to extinction.
Not many people have heard of trugo: a mix of croquet, golf, lawn bowls and the hammer. But, as James Bartlett writes, the unusual game that sprung from Melbourne's railway yards is trying to attract new fans...
The Dream Chaser spaceplane, which will ferry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), now has a rocket to launch on. Sierra Nevada, the private company that builds the spaceplane, has chosen the heavy-lift Vulcan rocket as its ride into orbit.
Men in traditional Bavarian costume squared off across tables for one of the world's more unusual competitions - German finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln). Competitors, who are matched in weight and age, sit opposite each other and pull on a small leather loop using just one finger...
Is Pompeii an ancient or a modern wonder? Its ruins have been rebuilt and the bodies of the volcano's victims are plaster casts, says classical historian Mary Beard. Last weekend I spent a couple of hours with the remains of one of the human victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79...
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It's one year since part of a motorway bridge outside Genoa collapsed, as cars and lorries sped across it. Dozens fell off the edge, tumbling 45m to the ground below, resulting in 43 deaths. Here, seven of those closely affected tell their stories...
As the protests intensify in Hong Kong, international luxury brands are getting caught in the crossfire.
Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged. Soccer.
Britain's Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown's were disqualified from the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo after crossing the finish line hand-in-hand. An appeal was rejected and compatriot Vicky Holland was upgraded to third...
US police are searching for a woman dubbed "the wedding crasher" who has been accused of stealing gifts from several weddings in southern Texas. The unidentified woman has been accused of turning up, uninvited, to at least four weddings since last December...
The controversial bridge was beset with problems after its opening in 2008. The Audit Court held Mr Calatrava responsible for going over-budget: the bridge cost €11.6m instead of €7m.
The group claims YouTube restricts advertising on LGBT videos and limits their reach and discoverability. But YouTube said sexual orientation and gender identity played no role in deciding whether videos could earn ad revenue or appear in search results.
Mystery surrounds an incident in which a person wearing a television on their head left TVs on front lawns of local homes in a US community. According to Virginia police, about 50 to 60 "old school tube televisions that did not appear to be in working order" were discovered on Sunday morning...
Climbers who want to attempt Mount Everest should first have to demonstrate that they are experienced mountaineers, a panel advising Nepal's government has recommended. Its report proposes that applicants must already have climbed a Nepali peak of at least 6,500m (21,325ft)...

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