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The current spat between the UK and Europe is nothing new, says former Euro-diplomat Sir Stephen Wall.
What the Charleston and twerking have in common?
Could this Ikea seat take over the world?
Storms and heavy rains batter parts of Italy and Switzerland, causing a number of fatalities.
Prime Minister David Cameron warns of a "dangerous backdrop of instability and uncertainty" in the global economy, which could risk the UK's recovery.
Portugal's interior minister resigns following an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the allocation of residence permits.
Can nuclear fusion become a reality within 10 years? Our environment correspondent Matt McGrath analyses the quest for abundant, cheap, carbon-free energy.
Former Iran negotiator offers a formula for reaching a nuclear deal
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says scandal at state-owned Petrobras oil company can change country by getting rid of culture of impunity.
The headmaster of Eton College, Tony Little, is to take up a new job with an international Dubai-based chain of independent schools.
A small study by Dutch scientists suggests a single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria.
Pre term birth biggest global killer
The European Commission is to discuss urgent protective measures after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was discovered in the Netherlands.
A Mediterranean diet is a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors say.
The chairman of the Commons education select committee, Graham Stuart, says schools in England are failing to teach children about the dangers of online abuse and trolling.
Hundreds of defence workers stage a four-day strike in a dispute over pay.
The Church of England is poised to formally adopt legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.
The Pakistan army claims more than 1,200 suspected Taliban militants have been killed during its five month crackdown.
The UN has a record number of female ambassadors
More than a third of the United Nation's Security Council is made up of women. Will this impact global diplomacy?