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Mark Zuckerberg bought the company Ascenta, to help it beam internet to developing countries

Facebook test flies solar-powered drones over the UK in attempt to increase internet access

The solar-powered drones are intended to be flown for months without landing and will operate at altitudes of more than 60,000ft

Almost 50 MPs were accused last night of claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses for renting and using hotels in London despite owning properties in the capital.

MPs in new expenses row over London homes

MPs were accused of claiming expenses for renting and using hotels in London despite owning properties in the capital

Asian tiger mosquitoes can transmit tropical diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya

Mosquitoes could bring deadly tropical diseases to the UK as climate change kicks in

Conditions are already warm enough for disease-carrying mosquitos to survive in the UK and they have already reached 25 European countries

Local councils in Manchester will control their own NHS budget

Manchester's plans for NHS devolution hailed as a blueprint to rescue the service from cash crisis

Under the proposals for devolved powers Greater Manchester expects to make savings of up to £250 million annually

Many of Heath Robinson’s best-known works are in the collection, which was put up for sale after the death of its owner

Heath Robinson picture collection is saved for the nation

Many of Heath Robinson's best-known works are in the collection, which was put up for sale after  the death of its owner

A mangrove finch, one of just 80 left in the Galapagos

Scientists raid mangrove finch nests as they battle to save birds discovered by Charles Darwin from extinction

Fledgings are being reared in laboratories as the species is in peril on the Galapagos Islands

The Jeremy Clarkson saga revolves around whether the value of his on-screen entertainment outweighs the off-screen misbehaviour.

Jeremy Clarkson hints again at possible Top Gear exit after 'fracas' and compares his departure to 'the dinosaurs becoming extinct'

The Top Gear presenter implies he is a 'dinosaur' and says 'the day must come when you have to wave goodbye to the big monsters'

The Queen joined veterans and the families of the war dead for the service of commemoration

UK's Afghanistan war effort honoured in service at St Paul's Cathedral

The Queen and the Prime Minister joined veterans and the families of the war dead for a service of commemoration

The campaign group Sigoma uses Game of Thrones as the basis for their 'Game of Cuts' video

Councils using Game of Thrones spoof to highlight treatment of poorest regions

The 'Game of Cuts' campaign is targeted at the London elite

Phyllis Sortor, an American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria, has been released

US missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

Phyllis Sortor, of the Free Methodist Church, was abducted by gunmen on 23 February

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