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Google's search chief explains how his firm is trying to provide results without asking users to type in requests.
How wi-fi enabled gadgets are making your property smarter
A 40-minute outage on Facebook was the second time in a week the popular site went down, and was followed by a shares tumble.
Hundreds of inmates escape from a prison in the Central African Republic as a wave of violence leaves dozens dead.
The Taliban have overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of prisoners from its jail.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says five countries hold the key to resolving the conflict in Syria - including Russia and the US.
Myanmar's political cartoonists drawing the election lines
The road that has created a village of widows
Nepal is considering banning anyone deemed too young or too old - or with a severe disability - from attempting to climb Mount Everest.
Canadian party leaders will square off in Toronto on Monday night to discuss foreign policy issues in the latest election debate.
Romelu Lukaku scores twice as he leads a superb comeback by Everton who battle from 2-0 down to win at West Brom.
A macaque monkey escapes its owner's home in an Orlando suburb, before pulling the moulding off a police car and rocking back and forth on a street sign.
A former jail worker has been sentenced to up to seven years behind bars for helping two convicted murders escape from a New York prison.
Japanese firm Hitachi reaches a $19m (£12.5m) deal with US regulators who say it made improper payments to South Africa's ruling party for contracts to build power plants.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outlines his tax plan, which would eliminate income tax for millions of Americans.
London turns down the chance to host the start of the 2017 Tour de France because of cost concerns, angering the race owners.
While Spaniards argue over the impact of the vote, the pro-independence movement's success is a sign of broader trends in European politics.
Sam Smith's Writing's on the Wall is on course to be the first Bond theme to make number one, selling double its closest rival from Justin Bieber in the first half of the week.
Donald Trump brandishes his childhood Bible as he pitches his candidacy to evangelicals. But can he win this crucial Republican voting bloc?
Scientists think they can now tie dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water.