Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashing during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
The crash of a Virgin Galactic craft is going to make people think twice about going on tourist trips to the edge of space, a former astronaut has told Sky News.
The search is under way for a new head of the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after Fiona Woolf became the second chairwoman to quit.
In an interview explaining why she has become the second child abuse inquiry head to quit before starting work, Fiona Woolf blamed "negative comment and innuendo".
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the embattled town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.
With the deadly Ebola virus spreading fast on the ground in West Africa, the fight to tackle the outbreak has taken to the skies.
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A third schoolgirl who was critically injured when a gunman opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, hospital officials say.
The Government is piloting a scheme to abolish police cautions and replace them with what it says are tougher new penalties.
A pioneering new academy is offering future stars of women's football the opportunity to train while studying for their A-levels.
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