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Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
An ancient solar system similar to our own is discovered by scientists at the University of Birmingham studying data from the Kepler telescope.
Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.
Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader.
After Yemen's government collapses, BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus sees a perilous future for a Middle East country in crisis.
What does Greece's new party in power want to change?
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.
Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon.
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.
Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
New anti-Semitism in Europe poses legal challenge
A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village.
Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.
Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings