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The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.
How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.
On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it ran on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG
The bee v pigeon race and other singular sports
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.
Could silicon be about to deliver yet another industrial revolution?
The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.
The chief of the GM compensation fund says the process of meeting families of victims is "heart-wrenching"
Newsnight's David Grossman reports on the growing threat to technology companies posed by cyber extortionists.
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
Usain Bolt again denies making disparaging remarks about Glasgow 2014 as he makes first track appearance.
Hundreds of people attend a public meeting to discuss fracking in County Fermanagh.
Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
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President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.