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As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
One of the world's biggest listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December.
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses
How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
BBC reporter witnesses racism in Russian football first-hand
Why 2015 may be the year for Colombia authors
Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.
Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?
A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.
The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies
How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music
Greek police clash with rioters after the first protest against the left-wing government, ahead of a key German vote on extending the bailout.
A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel.
Pakistan chief selector Moin Khan returns home to a hostile reception after leaving the World Cup for visiting a casino.
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people.
What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS