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How everyday life continues despite a civil war
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
Actor's one-man Rings and Star Wars shows
Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.
An investigation has been launched into the police operation which ended a siege in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
How much was 1989 like 1919?
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announces he's "exploring" a presidential bid. Would he be able to navigate the Republican primaries as an establishment candidate better than the 2012 nominee?
Funerals begin in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after the country's deadliest Taliban attack leaves 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.
Marc McNulty sends League One Sheffield United into the League Cup semi-finals at the expense of Southampton.
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's controversial film The Interview.
Online art sales boom, led by Chinese buyers