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Star Wars: Episode VII actor John Boyega talks to the BBC about working with director JJ Abrams and why fans should be excited about the latest instalment.
A deal worth $1bn (£655m) to compensate US football players for head injuries suffered during their careers is set to be approved, lawyers say.
A man is killed in a shark attack on the New South Wales north coast, police say, a day after another man was injured by a shark in the same area.
Would you live in a house made of straw?
The middle classes in the US have successfully demanded a rethink over plans to reform college savings plans - but they still feel they are getting a raw deal. Who exactly are they?
Maps reveal many divides in Africa's most populous nation
A survey by the employers' group Forum of Private Business reveals a lack of trust in big firms and says the government should prioritise business ethics.
The UK government is donating nearly £33m to a new fund to help relieve financial pressure on countries hit by the Ebola epidemic.
Monday's headlines focus on allegations that HSBC helped tax evaders, the extension of the "pensioner bond" scheme, and moves to curb Twitter trolls.
The ruling French Socialist party narrowly beats the far-right National Front at a by-election seen as a test of President Hollande's popularity.
The number of traffic police in England and Wales falls 23% in four years, according to government figures.
Why did the Army have special units for men under 5ft 3in?
Could flying waiter drones by the answer to a shortage of restaurant staff in food-crazy Singapore?
The newborn that split a country and sparked a row over racism
The mathematical formula for a happy love life
Scotland's private sector output contracted last month for the first time in more than two years, according to a report.
Winners and losers at this year's Bafta Film Awards
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure describes winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast as "unbelievable".
Consumer confidence in India is rising, but is there anything more to it than sentiment?
Some 160,000 UK care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour, a study suggests.