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North Korea deports US citizen Merrill Newman after month in detention, state news agency says.
Why Venezuela's local polls are crucial for opposition
The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, we look back at the key moments from the areas hit by the storm.
Bin Laden doctor refuses to stay silent in Pakistani jail
Why all kinds of infections thrive in conflict zones
Stephen Fry talks about bad hair, special effects and realistic swords ahead of the release of his latest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
How a ban on Mandela's picture sealed his legend
Victims of crime could benefit from a "landmark" case which saw a man jailed for a series of sex assaults and rape, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.