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People in Wales and New York, including actor Michael Sheen and singer Cerys Matthews, reciting and talking about Dylan Thomas as people mark 100 years since the poet's birth.
Senior officials from Qatar have strongly denied claims the country is supporting terrorist groups in Syria such as Islamic State.
Can Hollywood technology preserve minority sports?
Woman targeted by Mexican cartels for her Twitter posts
Millions of wild pigs run amok in the US
Exposing the hidden history of hackers
Campaigners call for music shops in a central London street to be given tax exemptions to help them survive.
How three girls fled their Boko Haram captors
The story of how three girls abducted from Chibok, northern Nigeria, escaped their Boko Haram captors. To protect their identity their story has been portrayed as an animation.
Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa says.
A video made by the gunman who stormed Canada's parliament shows ideological and political motives for the attack, police say.
Crimestoppers offers a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of missing ex-prisoner Johnathan Kelly.
A new £1.1m study led from Dundee University is to investigate whether eye tests can provide an "early warning" of Alzheimer's disease.
Could Boston copy Venice and become a city of canals?
The WW1 she-soldiers who fought with the men
The man who built the multi-million pound Hotel Chocolat empire
A leading figure in malaria control has warned that efforts to contain the disease could be threatened by the Ebola crisis.
The BBC's John Simpson was one of the first journalists to enter Afghanistan in 2001, he returns to Kabul on the day British troops withdraw completely from the country to chart its progress.
South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa dies after being shot, South African police say.
MOTD2 pundit and former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel expands on his TV analysis of how United lack Chelsea's discipline in defence.