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Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's first free presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Indian village where people speak ancient language
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
The family of a New York police officer fatally shot on Friday appeals to the city's communities to "find an amicable path to peaceful co-existence".
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes