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Why does Sweden have more teenage boys than girls?
More than half a million people are expected to take part in an annual birdwatch this weekend and record species spotted in gardens and parks.
Tea, rivalry and money-making schemes in the Calais "Jungle"
Two portraits of Paul McCartney painted in the Beatles' heyday in 1967 are on display together for the first time.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must testify over allegations that he failed to declare ownership of a luxury penthouse.
A griffon vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN intervention, Israeli officials say.
In Iowa, voters bake and talk about the election
Proton beam cancer therapy - at the centre of an NHS controversy two years ago - causes fewer side effects than conventional radiotherapy, research suggests.
A new exhibition in London features a largely unpublished series of photographs of the Sex Pistols taken for French magazine Actuel six months after the punk band had broken up.
Europe begins the roll out of a space data superhighway, which will allow faster delivery of satellite images of unfolding natural disasters.
Winning the FA Cup could buy time for Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United, says ex-England striker Alan Shearer.
Police in California have arrested one of three escaped inmates after the fugitive told a friend he wanted to turn himself.
Italy's coast guard has released pictures of a rescue operation off the coast of Greece.
Manchester United relieve the pressure on boss Louis van Gaal after an FA Cup fourth-round win over Derby.
Eurostar trains from London are suspended after a man got on to the railway line at Dagenham Dock.
US shares opened higher on the last day of trading in January despite a disappointing fourth quarter growth report.
Seven email chains from Hillary Clinton's private account have been withheld from publication as "top secret" say US officials.
Mobile network Three has defended its decision to end a popular "all you can eat" phone contract, offering an automatic upgrade to a more expensive plan.
Iran flew an unarmed drone over a US aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs during a naval drill in the Gulf, its state broadcaster says.
A Maoist cult leader who committed a string of sex assaults and kept his daughter captive in London for three decades is jailed for 23 years.