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Two of India's biggest firms, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel, agree to share telecom infrastructure.
How he survived 27 years in prison
A golden era for photography
Is China preparing for a mass expulsion of foreign journalists?
Are California's 'isolation' prison cells torture?
Will Mandela's funeral really be the biggest in history?
Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
Minor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
Nasa's Iris mission has observed the region between the Sun's surface and its outer layers, where temperatures reach 2,000,000C.
Why Uruguay is legalising its marijuana market
How to thwart those trying to catch you out over Christmas
President Francois Hollande defends France's military intervention in the Central African Republic, after two French soldiers were killed in Bangui.
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
Manuel Pellegrini appears not to realise his Manchester City team were one goal from winning Champions League Group D.
Health chiefs suspend a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.
The President of France, Francois Hollande, has visited the Central African Republic for talks with the transitional leadership, after two French soldiers were killed in the capital Bangui.