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The Canadian city of Toronto elects a moderate conservative mayor, bringing to an end the era of scandal-hit incumbent Rob Ford.
Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.
A "hero" motorist who pulled over to break up a fight was hit and killed by a car as his three children watched what happened, police reveal.
Declassified US records reveal that hundreds of Nazis were used as spies after World War Two, with the full approval of FBI boss J Edgar Hoover.
The Arab road movie that challenges preconceptions
Prisons in England and Wales are struggling to cope with the increasing number of elderly prisoners, according to a report by the Prison Reform Trust.
A £97m supercomputer will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.
Relatives of 80 victims of Peru's Dirty War receive their exhumed bodies at a ceremony in the city of Ayacucho.
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is due be launched by tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Judy Murray.
Is it worth screening travellers for Ebola at airports?
A network of average speed cameras on the notorious A9 road between Inverness and Dunblane is to be switched on for the first time.
...and other slang terms coined by UK military in Afghanistan
The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.
The migration debate, the jogger who ran into the prime minister, and the promise of more accurate weather forecasts grab the headlines.
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.
The learning disability campaign for a 'normal' social life
Men earn more prize money than their female counterparts in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.