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How data defenders are using analytics to fight hackers
Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
Why a landmark Indian law is shutting down schools
Petitioners keep hopes for justice alive in China
With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
The UK Independence Party has done the Conservatives an "enormous favour" by "cleansing" the Tories of views it finds distasteful, a Tory MP claims
A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
A look at efforts in Java to bring the ancient Indonesian art of shadow puppet theatre alive.
China's Dawanggang try to break down musical boundaries
Joe Root will miss England's Twenty20 matches against West Indies after breaking his thumb during Wednesday's one-day victory.
It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
A judge-led public inquiry will be held into the work of undercover police after a "damning" review into the seminal Stephen Lawrence murder case.
The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
American stationer Staples says it will close 225 stores in the US and Canada as sales in the fourth quarter fell 10.6%
Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
David Cameron promises to "stand up" for the people of Ukraine, as the EU agrees to take measures against Russia.
The EU joins Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a move by Crimea to set up a referendum to join Russia, and issues new threats over ties with Moscow.
Obama keen to prevent escalation over Ukraine, says Mark Mardell
A group of UN-appointed experts are demanding answers from the Venezuelan government to allegations that protesters were beaten and tortured.