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The backlash against a fuel once seen as clean
Are black Americans unfairly implicated in their own deaths?
The union representing probation staff, Napo, cancels its legal against government plans to privatise parts of the service.
Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.
How difficult is it to come out of the closet in Colombia?
A Russian taxi company changes its drivers' non-Slav names, to see if it makes a difference to customer reviews.
The Royal Opera House is offering two radically different takes on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
The Duke of Cambridge calls for a global response to "eradicate wildlife crime" ahead of a speech in Washington on the subject.
The price of oil hits another five-year low as fears of oversupply continue to mount.
The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The 19th Century logic that underpins search engines
Proposals to introduce compulsory religious classes for young children in Turkey face heavy criticism from opponents.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini visits Turkey in an attempt to rekindle a difficult relationship, says Chris Morris.
The UN asks for $16.4bn for its aid operations in 2015, much of it for Syria, in its biggest-ever annual request.
A call by German conservatives for immigrants to speak German in the home as well as in public triggers a political furore.
A snow leopard that has been living in a cage by a road since being rescued in Pakistan two years ago is to move to a specially designed facility.
A massive fire breaks out at a building under construction in downtown LA, shutting freeways and damaging other buildings.
A selection of news images from around the world
Volunteers who fill Kuala Lumpur's potholes are told to let the council handle the problem.
Relatives demand justice after Alexander Mora, one of 43 Mexican students who went missing in Iguala on 26 September, is confirmed dead.