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Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
Bursts of UV light from high-voltage cables may be causing animals to avoid large areas around power lines, research reveals.
The chief editor of popular Russian news website Lenta.ru loses her job over an interview it published with a leading far-right Ukrainian nationalist.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 30 rockets at southern Israel, officials say, the heaviest barrage since November 2012.
Labour makes "no sense whatsoever" on Europe, David Cameron says, after Ed Miliband casts doubt on whether his party would hold an EU referendum.
Traffic to Healthcare.gov surges after Obama's comedy interview
Long-running US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is extended for a further three series, broadcaster CBS announces.
Readers' photos on the theme of delicate
Emergency crews respond to an explosion
England coach Ashley Giles insists sacking Kevin Pietersen was correct despite the T20 series defeat in West Indies.
A drama from X Files creator Chris Carter and a comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal are among Amazon's new commissions, following its second round of pilots, according to reports.
King, the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, is looking to raise as much as $533m (£321m) via a share sale on the New York Stock Exchange.
Google has bought up much of Green Throttle Games, a firm that created gaming peripherals, for an undisclosed sum.
Thousands join funeral of a Berkin Elvan
Ukraine a critical test for US power
South Africa accuses three expelled Rwandan diplomats of links to the murder and attempted murder of dissidents living in South Africa.
Do certain words stop young girls being ambitious?
Troubled security firm G4S pays the UK government £108.9m for the tagging scandal, and admits that 2013 was "an extremely challenging year".
John Simpson describes a "tense moment" in Crimea as the region prepares for a widely condemned referendum on separating from Ukraine to join Russia.
The northern Australian city of Darwin is hit by a major power failure, shutting down schools and businesses.