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Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along its Colombian border, which will be closed every night for a month as part of an anti-smuggling operation.
A new scanning technique shows babies' brains grow most rapidly immediately after birth.
The eclectic, electric geek artist collective
Could superfast computers take us back to a digital dark age?
The fashion designer taking his tribe's heritage global
The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports from one of the helicopters dropping aid to the Yazidis in Mount Sinjar, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq.
There are warnings that anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah says doctors thought he had a problem with his heart after he collapsed following a training run.
A Canadian man accused of killing three police officers in June in Moncton, New Brunswick, has pleaded guilty to all charges.
A patch of smalltown America transported to the tropics
US President Barack Obama says the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's prime minister-designate is a "promising step forward".
A majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.
Why a remote Indian town counts George Orwell as a native son
Gareth Bale is targeting a clean sweep of trophies with Real Madrid this season, starting with Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup in Cardiff.
Rare glimpse inside Nepalese temple at the heart of religion
The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator says
Men from several ethnic groups in a small town in western Kenya have gone into hiding fearing they will be forcibly circumcised after a spate of attacks.
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.