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Tributes pour in for celebrated Indian actress Zohra Sehgal who has died in the capital, Delhi, aged 102.
An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.
US finds spy dispute with Germany all too familiar
Video-game arcades have all but died out, but Mark Starkey has salvaged and repaired old machines to keep the arcade alive.
Amnesty International says that it has "compelling evidence of beatings" of people kidnapped by separatist groups in eastern Ukraine.
A vaccine against dengue fever could protect more than half the children who are given it, a trial suggests.
China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants at a Cites meeting on endangered species say.
Many NHS trusts in England have temporarily shut maternity units in the past year, commonly because of lack of staff and beds, a BBC investigation shows.
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
The US is ready to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama says, amid continued fighting.
A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Some 200 Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team playing in the World Cup ask for asylum on religious grounds.
Firefighters have been called to a large fire to the west of Glasgow, which is thought to have broken out at about 21:30.
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Taxpayers may have lost out on around £1bn in undervalued Royal Mail shares and assets, a committee of MPs has said.
The Indian workers mutilated for refusing to be slaves