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New research suggests many dinosaurs were covered with 'chick-like' feathers

Many dinosaurs were ‘fluffy like a chick’, new research suggest

Discovery has potential to drastically change image of the mighty creatures

Thousands gathered in London in support of Gaza for a second weekend running

45,000 gather in London to protest Israeli action in Gaza

Organisers and demonstrators also calling on UK government to impose an immediate arms embargo on Israel

Tesco has been accused of attempting to be 'everything to everybody'

Councils want 'Tesco tax' on big supermarkets

Councils claim supermarkets damage the sustainability of communities and the tax would mean more spending was retained locally

A rub on the tummy sprang Casey back to life

Dog faints from 'overwhelming joy' upon reuniting with owner after two years

Video shows Casey the schnauzer collapsing after becoming over excited

A health specialist prepares for work in an isolation ward for patients at the Doctors Without Borders facility in southern Guinea.

Ebola virus spreads to Nigeria by plane as Sierra Leone hunts kidnapped patient

Ebola, one of the world's most deadly and contagious diseases, has killed more than 660 people across West Africa

Nasa photo of Titan's north polar sea Ligeia Mare captured by the Cassini probe

'Magic island' appears out of nowhere on Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, then quickly disappears

Scientists are baffled by images of planet-like Titan’s second largest sea, which appear to show an island materialise then disappear

Barack and Michelle Obama with their daughters Malia and Sasha

Obamas say daughters will work minimum wage jobs

Barack and Michelle Obama say they want their daughters to experience what life is like for most ordinary people

Benjamin LaMontagne (right), plays music with a close friend

Flesh-eating bacteria kills teen following routine wisdom teeth extraction

Talented musician contracted rare flesh-eating bacteria which ravages muscles, fat and skin tissue following the procedure

Women in India protest against rape and other attacks on women and girls in the country. The case in Pakistan echoes a similar murder in India last month, where violence against women has been much more widely debated over the last year

20-year-old woman gang-raped, killed and hanged from a tree in Pakistan: Three arrested

Muzammil Bibi, was attacked in a field in an impoverished area of Punjab, in a case which echoes that of a double rape and murder in India last month

Russell Brand wore a t-shirt which read: 'Firefighters rescue people not bankers'

Russell Brand calls for 'peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution' (again) during People's Assembly march

Comedian who has publicised his refusal to vote or engage with the political system was speaking at 50,000 strong march against austerity

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices