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The tech to help houses stand up to a major earthquake
Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile, according to officials.
The Brazilian government and the UN say more than 42,000 people were shot dead in 2012 - the highest figures for gun crime in 35 years.
US President Barack Obama pledges to stand by his Gulf allies, with military force if needed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Jonah Fisher reports on the conditions in the Ohn Taw Gyi camp in Rakhine State where Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution.
Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan says the party leadership needs to change in time for next year's assembly election.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is said to have returned to the country, following an attempted coup.
A man whose wife has given birth to their 13th consecutive son says "medically, it's just not possible" for them to have a daughter.
The Beatles' Indian retreat is swallowed by the forest
The Royal Navy flagship the HMS Bulwark has arrived in Sicily, after rescuing about 600 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Mauricio Pochettino suggests "no-one is sure" they will stay at Spurs as he looks to build a stronger side for 2015-16.
Dnipro and Sevilla reach the Europa League final after victories over Napoli and Fiorentina respectively.
Nigel Farage says he enjoys a "phenomenal" level of support as UKIP leader and will not resign, despite a bitter row over his future.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told the BBC's Question Time that he does not support a leadership election and that he is standing by his decision to continue as UKIP leader.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeals against the ban given to him after an inquiry into under-inflated balls.
FFC Frankfurt strike late to beat Paris St-Germain 2-1 and secure a record fourth Women's Champions League title.
Islamic State releases an audio message it says is from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which would be the first in months.
Nato has pledged to counter the "hybrid warfare" tactics that it says that Russia is using in the Ukraine conflict.
The BBC's Ed Thomas has been given access to a team in Cheshire, where police officers and mental health specialists work together to help people in crisis.
Did Prince Charles's letters change anything?