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Do Germany's multi-generational houses hold the key to solving loneliness among the elderly?
A powerful storm that battered the central Philippines has killed 38 people and left millions without power.
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says passenger numbers rose by 2% in the first half of the year to five million.
Thailand's military leaders grant ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel abroad for the first time since the coup in May.
Young adults leaving the care system in England should be provided with regulated accommodation and not placed in bed and breakfasts, say MPs.
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.
Children's TV favourites become museum exhibits
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.
A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.
An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and the New York mayor is jailed for 18 years, the maximum possible sentence.
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.
Militants take over a building near Kabul international airport and fire rockets toward the heavily-guarded compound, police say.
A Lincolnshire couple are vying to be the owners of the world's oldest cat.
Care Minister Norman Lamb says he has changed his mind and is now in favour of a law on assisted dying in certain circumstances.
Honduras President Juan Hernandez calls for an anti-drugs plan in Central America as part of a strategy to stop illegal child migration to the US.
Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the 300 biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.
Gilbert and George turn to a funny source of inspiration for their latest exhibition: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.
Iraqi Shia support troops and militiamen with 'meals-on-wheels'
Lib Dem minister Danny Alexander says it is time for the government to "change its approach" to the housing benefit cut - dubbed the "bedroom tax" by critics.
Pictures reveal how an Ethiopia circus troupe hit the big time