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Boy Scouts of America has announced it will change the name of its programme for older children as the group prepares to welcome girls. The Boy Scouts will become known as Scouts BSA in 2019, when the first girls will be admitted to the programme.
Two shipwrecks found during a failed search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 were merchant vessels that sank in the 19th Century, researchers say. The ships, discovered 2,300km (1,400 miles) off Western Australia, have been narrowed down by experts to a handful of coal-carrying British vessels.
The Swedish Academy will announce on Friday whether the Nobel Prize for Literature will go ahead this year amid the biggest scandal to hit the award since it was founded in 1901.
Mount Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii's largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents. One witness said lava had burst across a road like a curtain of fire. He said he could smell sulphur and burning trees...
Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect "Marsquakes", which should reveal the internal structure of the Red Planet...
London's Kew Gardens is to reopen its Temperate House - the world's largest Victorian glasshouse - after a five-year restoration. For the first time in its history, the Grade I-listed structure was "stripped back to bare metal" and modernised...
Anthropology needs to take a more humanising approach to its examination of ancestral remains. This is the recommendation of a North American collective of scientists.
EHang's fleet of 1,374 drones was programmed to fly in set patterns, but failed to spell out the date and the record-setting number of drones. The South China Morning Post called the event an "epic fail"...
China's online community has fallen hard for a loyal elderly dog, who waits patiently outside a station every day for his owner to come home from work. The popular Pear Video website shared a video of Xiongxiong - Little Bear - in late April, and it has since racked up over 10 million views...
The EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged Belgium to grant citizenship to British EU staff worried about their post-Brexit status. About 1,100 UK citizens work for the EU in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The prestigious organisation - which runs the Oscars - made the announcement on Thursday.
Canadian police say they believe pranksters are behind a car found suspended from a Toronto overpass. The blue sedan, empty and in disrepair, was spotted hanging from the Millwood Bridge early on Wednesday morning.
Canadian police have ruled out foul play after a man's body was found behind the wall of a women's public toilet in the province of Alberta. Authorities say the man was alone when he entered the restroom in a Calgary city centre shopping mall last week...
Australia's Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016...
Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own. The theory resolves a cosmic paradox of the late physicist's own making...
About 450,000 women in England missed out on a final routine breast screening appointment before their 70th birthday due to a failure to send invitations. Of those women, 150,000 have since died. The remaining 300,000 are now in their 70s.
Ahmed al-Darbi, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to the 2002 bomb attack on an oil tanker in the waters off Yemen, has been released from detention. The transfer was announced by the Pentagon in a statement on Wednesday.
Aaron Traywick's body had been discovered in a spa room in Washington DC on Sunday, local police said. The 28-year-old was chief executive of Ascendance Biomedical. He had skirted the law by self-medicating as well as encouraging others to do likewise...
Donald Trump's former doctor has said he did not write a 2015 letter declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate's "astonishingly excellent" health, US media report. The White House has not yet commented on the physician's allegation...

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