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Human rights groups urge the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to intervene to stop the execution of five convicted rapists.
A comprehensive has seen a jump in pupils eating school dinners, after hiring restaurant chefs to run the kitchen.
Ebola cases are now being treated in Africa, Europe and the US. BBC News looks at the difference in the standard of care.
Kenya's high court orders education authorities to amend the name on a school certificate of a woman who was born male.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for more academic freedom in his country's universities and a lifting of unnecessary restrictions.
MEPs hold a hearing with Italy's Federica Mogherini, the nominated Vice-President of the European Commission.
A man who swallowed a frog and a lizard for the Neknominate online drinking game, is ordered to carry out community service.
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
How the quality of university courses in the UK is checked could be overhauled in the next few years.
A 100-year-old woman takes a high speed spin at Snetterton Circuit as part of her adrenalin fuelled centenary birthday celebrations.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar, who has been reporting from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, explains how the BBC is covering the crisis safely.
US-born neuroscientist John O'Keefe loves Ordnance Survey maps. Why?
A Franciscan friar and about 20 parishioners have been abducted by jihadist rebels in north-western Syria, the Custody of the Holy Land says.
What's at stake in battle for Syria and Iraq
The so-called Heroine of Hackney who joined the Lib Dems after the 2011 London Riots is bidding to be an MP.
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London mayor Boris Johnson admits "you got me there" after failing to put a name to the Conservative candidate in the Clacton by-election.
Notorious convicted killer Carlos the Jackal, who carried out attacks in the 1970s and 1980s, is to go on trial again in France for two murders.
Why do the Turkish authorities have a complicated relationship with the region's Kurdish population?
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg says he offered to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning from Islamic State.