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A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.
India and US reach a breakthrough in resolving food security, an issue which had been stalling the implementation of a global trade pact.
Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity
A slew of economic data out of China, which came in below forecasts on Thursday, highlights the continuing downward pressure facing the Asian giant.
Ali Smith's Booker Prize-nominated novel How to be Both wins the Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction.
The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.
The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.
A homeless man in the US has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under his clothes.
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.
Photographer uses 100-year-old inherited camera
Why West African seas are a pirate's favourite hunting ground
The bloody life and brutal end of a Stalinist icon
Lack of a lavatory could bar you from contesting polls in India
Leaders of the world's biggest economies are arriving in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 Summit. But why does anyone care? Deputy political correspondent James Landale explains.
A war of words has broken out between Russia and the West, with neither ready to compromise, says Bridget Kendall.
Germany has not intervened militarily on the world stage for decades but could that be about to change? asks Mark Mardell.
How to succeed in selling to consumers in South Africa
Making good money out of some very bad divorces
How displacement has become the story of the Syria war