Man, 82, held over sexual offences

An 82-year-old man from Berkshire is arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of a probe related to the Jimmy Savile inquiry, police say.

Termites ‘engineer fairy circles’

The enigmatic grass rings that can cover hundreds of square kilometres in the arid lands of southwest Africa look to be the result of some smart ecosystem management by termites.

Microchip ‘could help cut obesity’

Animal trials of an electronic implant which its makers claim could reduce appetite and tackle the obesity epidemic are set to begin.

France sets Mali troop timetable

France aims to reduce the number of its troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali to 1,000 by the end of the year, President Francois Hollande says.