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The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.
Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Seeking justice for marital rape in India
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".
A photographer's take on South Korea's markets
A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds
Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.
Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.
Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.
Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.