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Lyse Doucet reports on the future of Afghanistan as British troops return back to the UK.
Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.
Tiger Woods finishes five over par after the first round of the Hero World Challenge on his return from injury.
Electric eels' high-voltage strikes can actively control the muscles of the fish they hunt, research reveals.
A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
Watch the whole of Ronnie O'Sullivan's break of 147 as he beats Matthew Selt convincingly 6-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in York.
A £100,000 reward is offered in the investigation of the murder of a 14-year-old girl, who went missing in Blackpool over a decade ago.
The US Navy withdraws Bill Cosby's honorary title, claiming allegations of sexual abuse against the actor are in conflict with their core values.
The UK's most-used train stations got busier still last year, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.
Watch the moment a crew crash on a remote coral reef in shark-inhabited waters during the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
Police in Canada charge a teenager with seeking to travel abroad to engage in terrorist activity, only the second Canadian to face the charge.
Prominent Bahraini pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja is sentenced to three years in prison for tearing up a picture of King Hamad.
The Football Association has unveiled new proposals aimed at improving England's prospects at major tournaments.
US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reaches its two-year anniversary.
Brad Friedel denies claims by Tim Howard that he tried to block the current Everton keeper's move to Manchester United in 2003.
Why Gangnam Style was nearly too much for YouTube
An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by van in the Aberdeenshire village of Portsoy, police confirm.
The society that runs the Royal Highland Show is fined £100,000 over the death of a three-year-old boy who was struck by a falling concrete bollard.
Jockeys Davy Russell and Philip Enright are given five-day bans after a bizarre whip-related incident at Clonmel.
The mayor of Rome orders a review of city contracts as evidence emerges of a suspected criminal network involving local politicians.