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An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
A Swiss software developers team has created a system to enable crime investigators to enter a virtual world
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
The Church of England says it is investigating a vicar accused of posting an article on Facebook claiming Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks.
The Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warnings for snow and ice across Scotland on Friday morning.
Hundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD says.
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.
University of Bolton assistant vice-chancellor Patrick McGhee asks if universities can do more to support social mobility.
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.
UKIP's battle to attract more young members
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
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