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Liberal Democrats "lost their voice" in the first year of the coalition, the party's leader Nick Clegg admits.
Eleven members of the Colombian Wiwa indigenous group are killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in a remote area of the country.
A humble Taiwanese vegetable seller shows you do not have to be rich to donate money and make a difference.
The preacher refusing to hand over the keys to a Yangon church
The magic of video game sound effects
Behind the scenes at Benin's royal court
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto vows to identify and punish those responsible for the recent disappearance of 43 students after clashes with police.
BBC News's Dougal Shaw checks out a smartphone-enabled coffee tap, designed for both business and home use.
Scottish neighbourhoods with the most licensed premises have the highest rates of alcohol-related illness and deaths.
Is it right to pay ransoms or do payouts encourage kidnappers?
Convicted drug cheats such as Justin Gatlin could benefit from taking banned substances for decades afterwards, say scientists.
How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s
Major reforms to Scotland's civil courts are expected to be passed by MSPs, despite concern the changes may restrict access to justice.
A British woman has died after being taken ill in Nepal just after returning from a trek to Mount Everest base camp, police say.
Is this the world's most unlikely philanthropist?
The US is developing measures to screen incoming air passengers for Ebola, both in the US and at foreign airports, President Barack Obama says.
People with Ebola are turned away from a medical facility in West Africa as it is full.
Beating IS is more than a game of numbers, says Lyse Doucet
A burst water main, which was damaged accidentally by workers, closes part of a road in south-west London.
Michael Phelps is suspended from all competition for six months by USA Swimming following his drink-driving arrest.