Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and the prosecution both rule out an appeal against a court ruling sentencing him to 21 years in jail.
Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
The inaugural Games in Rome in 1960 was a disorganised and undignified affair, symptomatic of attitudes in the 1950s and 60s. Peter White looks back.
Designers are breathing new life into the floating vehicle - an invention which began with empty cans of cat food and a hairdryer.
From Texas to Alaska, BBC Travel explores the geography of the US barbecue.
After the ethnic strife of the 90s, Rwanda is a nation in need of heroes. Could the lycra-clad athletes of the country's leading cycling team be the answer?
The BBC goes to the annual RoboWorld Cup to meet the world's most agile robots as they are pitted against each other in football, basketball, running and weightlifting.
Bass singer Tim Storms has won a competition to sing a note so low that it may never have been sung before. Which note was it? The answer is in this week's quiz.
Deadly shooting near Empire StateA fired women's apparel designer shoots dead a former colleague near the Empire State Building in New York City before he is killed by police. Verdict in US Apple-Samsung trialAs it begins to detail its verdict, a US jury says that some of Samsung's mobile device have infringed Apple's software and design patents.
Galliano stripped of French award
British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, is stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur.
Super-fertility miscarriage clue
"Super-fertility" that means some women's wombs are too good at letting embryos implant may be the reason for multiple miscarriages, doctors say.
'Pop-up' idea in cause of tsunami
Researchers propose a mechanism that may cause the largest tsunami - a "popping up" of wedges of sediment, even from comparatively small earthquakes.
While France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of less-known wonders that should not be missed.
The area from Shoreditch in the east along to Farringdon in the west is a particularly rich seam for caffeine lovers.
A look at how online message boards stack up with their next-generation equivalents, which add a social networking layer.
Bamboo has started regrowing in the Sichuan province’s Jiuzhai Valley, luring the panda back to its spiritual home.
Thanks to a community of neon artists and a museum dedicated to the preservation of the art, an electric glow still illuminates many vintage landmarks on Los Angeles’ urban landscape.
Inspired by a local Victorian bathhouse that closed in 1986, the Barking Bathhouse is a low-tech and sustainable version of a modern day luxury spa and bar.
Local artists in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto reveal the mystery behind their craft, from silk-weaving to manga cartoons.
4G's a jolly good fellow
At big events, 3G just does not cut it any more. We need the next generation of mobile technology, writes Olaf Swantee.
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