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A selection of photographs from a community in southern Senegal where members of the Mouride Islamic sect combine Islam and traditional beliefs.
Experts call for "Global Apollo Programme" to tackle climate change
Newsnight's economics correspondent Duncan Weldon reports on the last-time buyers with nowhere to buy.
The government announces measures to clamp down on "rip-off" staffing agencies used by the NHS to plug gaps in nursing and doctor rotas.
Scottish engineering firms have reported a drop in orders and output for the second quarter in a row.
A collection of 215 letters by Reggie Kray, one of the UK's most notorious gangsters, goes under the hammer in Glasgow.
Plans to introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Scotland are to be published at Holyrood.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.
Would you stay in a hotel run by robots?
A doctor should have been "more proactive" after concerns were raised about a four-year-old boy a month before he was killed, a disciplinary panel hears.
The European Central Bank has the ace of trumps when it comes to dealing with Greece's financial crisis. So would they play it?
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.
A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay 15.5bn Canadian dollars (£8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.
Where does the term 'whistle-stop' come from?
Why it's absurd to think that America hasn't fallen in love with the beautiful game.
Why humans are fascinated by the language of apes
The Paris apartments in need of a good plumber
Seven sawfish in a Florida estuary become the first virgin-born vertebrates ever found in the wild.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the NHS "enough cash, now deliver", David Cameron faces a cabinet split over child benefit, and Britain's Got Talent's "conned" by a canine stunt double.
A ship carrying more than 400 people sinks in the Yangtze River in southern China, according state media reports.