18% of properties in the city of Berkeley had moisture or water damage that raised significant safety concerns

Report finds Berkeley multi-unit buildings unsafe

15.39 New mandatory building inspections introduced in Berkeley, California as a direct result of the tragic balcony collapse which killed six young people and injured seven others have found that almost one in five multi-unit properties in the city had unsafe water damaged balconies, decks or stairwells.

Philae came to rest on a comet in November 2014

Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell

14.30 European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade.

Issue of abortion has long divided opinion in Northern Ireland

Stormont rejects abortion reform proposal

11 Feb Following a four-hour debate, members of Northern Ireland's Assembly last night rejected a proposal to allow abortions in cases where the foetus has no chance of survival outside the womb.

Reinhold Hanning leaves the court after the start of his trial in Detmold

Auschwitz survivor faces camp guard in court

11 Feb A 94-year-old survivor of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp has given testimony in court, face-to-face with a former guard who is charged with helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people.

Group said they are dumbstruck by lotto win

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