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Samantha Cristoforetti is spending almost six months on the International Space Station.
Celebrating Shelagh Delaney Day
The strange world of the 'head shop'
Asia's population is rapidly ageing, but many countries in the region are ill-equipped to deal with the older generation.
Authorities in Hong Kong tell protesters to leave their camp in Mong Kok, as bailiffs prepare to enforce a court order and clear the site.
Is it time to take Olly Murs seriously?
Documentary depicts history's smallest superstar
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
Grand jury in US state of Missouri decides not to indict police officer over Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson
Poor teaching, inadequate governing bodies and failures to safeguard pupils against extremism have been uncovered by Ofsted inspections carried out without warning.
The government's flagship welfare programme, Universal Credit, is being extended, with parents able to claim it for the first time.
Four men accused of killing a British teenager on holiday on a Greek island six years ago will not face further legal action, his family says.
Australian health insurer Medibank made its stock market debut after raising A$5.679bn (£3.1bn; $4.9bn) in Asia's biggest public offering in two years.
In its first year, a free 24-hour UK helpline for the elderly has been inundated with calls about loneliness.
A mixed bag of headlines in Tuesday's press, sees two papers focusing on Labour's plans to remove tax breaks from private schools that do not partner state counterparts.
Users of public transport should report suspicious behaviour to help thwart terror attacks, a police chief says.
Is the world set to return to the 1980s?
From weed detecting to a robotic dairy - the tech that could help farmers be more efficient
A controversial debate in Arabic trends on Twitter
Two Moscow Africans and their love of Russia's president