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Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.
Julian Rachlin, the newly appointed principal guest conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, talks about conducting and playing simultaneously.
Equatorial Guinea are named as the hosts for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, replacing Morocco.
Iraqi forces have driven out Islamic State fighters from the oil refinery town of Baiji, north of Baghdad, officials say.
More than 400 people stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach, to protest at the country's stance on climate change.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions will hurt the global economy and trade agreements, ahead of the G20 summit.
Andy Murray talks about his harsh lesson from Roger Federer, but hopes any loss of confidence will not affect his best man speech.
A woman was found dead at home hours after her husband's body was discovered at the foot of a multi-storey car park, the BBC understands.
Four men are detained by police following an investigation into the sale of Rangers Football Club in 2012.
Riot police in South Africa clash with MPs hours after parliament passed a report absolving the president of using state money to upgrade his private home.
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is to announce a major reform of the United States' nuclear arms management after reviews uncovered major flaws.
Stewart Hosie is unveiled as the new deputy leader of the SNP at the party's conference in Perth.
A report finds "unacceptable levels of complacency" at a council which failed to help a woman who was later beaten to death.
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathering in Queensland city of Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.
Readers' photos on the theme of "fireworks"
A 24-year-old man is charged after a woman was raped at knifepoint at Leith Links in Edinburgh.
US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.
Was this young boy's act of bravery real?
Head coach Stuart Lancaster expects England to play Samoa next week, despite the tourists having threatened to boycott the match.
Israel says it will allow men of all ages into Jerusalem's holy site, after months of age restrictions following tension in the city.