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A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
Could Syriza's triumph produce Europe-wide political change?
Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.
The entrepreneurs helping teenage girls in the developing world
Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
New app gives blind people help to see
The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing
Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
An exhibition that charts the colourful life of Zeki Muren, a gay icon and Turkey's most famous singer, has been drawing record crowds.
Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.