Nasa’s Tess spacecraft has embarked on a quest to find new worlds around neighbouring stars that could support life.
TV presenter Ant McPartlin has said he is “truly sorry” after his drink-driving crash let down his family, friends and fans.
One of China’s top social networking sites has announced it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a public outcry.
American actor R Lee Ermey, known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, has died at the age of 74.
Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, new research has found.
A top private school headmaster took a “soft” approach to allegations a sports coach was inappropriate with female pupils because he was a “success story”, a court heard.
MPs have launched a fresh inquiry into benefit sanctions amid warnings of troubling cases and extreme harm being caused to disabled people.
Human remains have been found in a fishing vessel raised from the seabed in an attempt to recover the bodies of two fishermen.
The husband of a lawyer who has been missing for almost a year has walked free from court after a judge heard how he wanted to drug her with GHB to find out about an affair.
A wealthy Russian could have died from eating seafood during a romantic meal with his lover or been the victim of a deliberate poisoning, an inquest heard.