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Is Oxfam right to predict that the wealthiest 1% of the world's population will have more wealth than the other 99% at some point next year?
Taylor Swift has backed a police officer whose version of her song Shake It Off has become a YouTube hit.
The African country where weapons are everywhere
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
Many mobile dating apps can be hacked to expose the exact location of users, warn security experts.
Images from around the world: 19 January
The US began looking into North Korea's computer network in 2010, reports claim
At least 20 of up to 80 people taken hostage by Boko Haram in Cameroon at the weekend are now free, reports say.
The crash of AirAsia QZ8501 three weeks ago was not likely due to terrorism, say Indonesian investigators analysing the cockpit voice recorder.
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal for the first time.
The new kidnappings in Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants suggest the crisis is increasingly becoming a regional one, the BBC's Will Ross in Lagos reports.
Kenyan police fire tear gas at pupils of a Nairobi government school who were protesting the sale of their playground to a private developer.
The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.
Petra Kvitova talks about life on the road with Team Petra in the Wimbledon champion's first BBC Sport column.
Saudi Arabia can cope with low oil prices for "at least eight years", Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister's former senior adviser has told the BBC.
Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government which is to be sworn in on Monday.
The man says rejecting his application to study there is unconstitutional.
Rebels in eastern Ukraine reject the government's claim that its troops recaptured most of Donetsk airport, as fighting continues.
Three Britons will be involved on day two of the Australian Open as they attempt to join Andy Murray in round two.
A man admits murdering his wife, who was found dead at their home in west London decapitated and with stab wounds and broken bones.