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Grenfell 'miracle baby': Why people invent fake victims of attacks and disasters

Stories of fake victims routinely crop up online in the wake of attacks and disasters, but they're spreading further and faster because of social media. The motivations of the hoaxers vary from financial gain to pure pranking to bizarre...

IS faces end game in Mosul, says Michael Fallon

The so-called Islamic State group is facing its "end game" in the Iraqi city where its campaign of violence began in 2014, the defence secretary has said.Sir Michael Fallon said the RAF had hit more than 700 targets in...

Newspaper headlines: 'Families hail Hillsborough decision'

Newspaper headlines: 'Families hail Hillsborough decision' ...

The defibrillator drone that can beat ambulance times

A drone which could deliver a defibrillator to a person suffering from a cardiac arrest is being tested by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.Trial flights have the shown the drones can arrive at a destination four times faster than...

Cardinal George Pell charged with sex offences

Australia's most senior Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with sex offences.The charges relate to alleged "historical" incidents, police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday.Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said the allegations were...

Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

Rising numbers of students from more disadvantaged homes are dropping out of universities in England before completing their studies, figures show. The proportion of youngsters from disadvantaged families who do not continue after their first year has reached the...

Ocado trials driverless delivery van in London

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ocado has shown off a prototype driverless...

The German and British children who became post-war friends

Media playback is unsupported on your device In 1947 Germany and the UK were...

Glittering prize: The booming demand for opals

Media playback is unsupported on your device As the 40ft (12m) drill rattles down...