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Remote communities are not receiving the compensation they are entitled to from schemes designed to conserve tropical forests, a study suggests.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani arrives in France on Wednesday for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy.
Donald Trump says he will boycott the final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses and hold his own event instead.
Fraud claims stoke anger in struggling Moldova
The Zika virus, an alarming and disturbing infection that may be linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains, is spreading through the Americas. But what exactly is it?
One person dies during an operation by US police to arrest the leader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
Briton Johanna Konta continues her remarkable Australian Open run with victory over Zhang Shuai in the quarter-finals.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting officials in Beijing to push for China to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
A rock slide kills one person and injures another at a site for nuclear waste in north-eastern France, emergency officials say.
Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades could be delayed amid reports an EDF board meeting to decide whether to invest in Hinkley Power Station has been postponed.
Maths problem inspires duets with iPhones
Russia accuses Germany of migrant sex attack cover-up
Asian shares follow US and European markets higher as a rise in the price of oil boosts investor sentiment.
How did the US gun lobby become so successful?
Devastation amid Turkey's PKK crackdown
Glasgow-based artists present images from their homes, as a series of postcards.
Digging out data in one of the world's most unequal nations
What is the evidence on which type of running is better?
The Indian girls living with the pain of sexual assault
Net migration to the UK could fall by about 100,000 a year if Britain votes to leave the European Union, pressure group Migration Watch estimates.