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Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.
US envoy Samantha Power praises efforts to tackle Ebola in Liberia in West Africa, and urges international donors to continue to help.
Life on the island disappearing into the sea
How consumerism went wrong
Will national security decide key Senate race?
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores
The children beaten, starved and forced to work on Swiss farms
Most councils in England and Wales fail to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage, figures obtained by Unison suggest.
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.
More than 5,000 police officers in England and Wales plan to leave the service in the next two years, a Police Federation online survey suggests.
Asia stocks are lifted by stronger-than-expected Japan industrial production in September and positive US consumer confidence data.
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.
What if you had a killer product on your hands - literally?
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.
Where do the super-rich go to university?
Thieves steal a tennis racquet that was in the hands of a newly unveiled statue of Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini in Buenos Aires.
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.