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A Labour MP is calling on police to find out who was responsible for "favouriting" a pornographic image on a Conservative MP's Twitter account.
Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC's candidate.
A dozen Muslim families flee their homes in the Indian city of Agra after reports that 57 families were converted to Hinduism against their will.
Liverpool are "rudderless" and manager Brendan Rodgers faces "a steep learning curve", BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says.
Activists dump herd in the Kenyan capital's business district, in an apparent protest over insecurity.
The University of Texas at Austin refuses to disclose how much it paid for the archive of the Colombian Nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Eric Morecambe's statue is back in its rightful place after a man tried to saw off one of its legs.
Jenson Button says he hopes to stay at McLaren as Fernando Alonso's team-mate for more than just 2015.
A man is jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.
The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.
A primary school in County Tyrone has been evacuated in a security alert.
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.
Fernando Alonso says he has returned to McLaren because he feels he has unfinished business in trying to win the world title.
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Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.
President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is known in Zimbabwe as "ngwena" or crocodile because of his political cunning, writes the BBC's Brian Hungwe.
As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.