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How an 11-year-old came to swim the English Channel
Shaimaa Khalil meets Maheen Rahman, Pakistan's most successful investment banker.
President Hollande's decision to release a woman jailed for murdering her abusive husband early is widely welcomed, but there are dissenting voices.
The falling price of a barrel of oil has made headline news around the world as demand fails to match supply. But have we been here before?
EU data protection regulators are meeting to decide how to restrict data transfers in light of last year's Safe Harbour ruling.
Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia
They said I would die but now I play the violin
Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada hail a deal to protect one of the world's largest temperate rainforests.
Insulating buildings should be a key infrastructure priority alongside roads, rail, flood defences and energy, ministers have been told.
India and Asia have a surprisingly long history with the Zika virus, which is currently making headlines across the world.
Can black players' success bring cricket revolution in South Africa?
Is human activity driving evolution in animals?
The stars of the new Dad's Army film, Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta Jones, talk about how they grew up watching the show on TV.
How the Mumbai police have won Twitter in India
When I grow up I want to be...
Brazil says there is no risk to the Rio Olympics because of Zika, amid warnings a disease linked to the virus poses a global health emergency.
US presidential candidates make their final pitches to people in Iowa, where the first votes for party nominations are taking place.
A British woman has died in France, reportedly in a skiing accident in the Alps.
More people are moving from Australia to New Zealand than vice versa for the first time in 24 years, officials say.
A former director of the Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras has been sentenced to 12 years in jail as part of a huge corruption probe.