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Did this man invent a new superstition by accident?
Amanda Knox, the former US student who was convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.
Seventy years on, a survivor of the World War Two raid on the German city of Dresden recounts her night of horror.
Jaycee Chan, the son of movie star Jackie Chan, has been released after six months in prison in China for a drug offence.
Growing numbers of Polish residents in the UK are applying for British citizenship, allowing them to vote in the general election, says Sanchia Berg.
Is the rise of anti-establishment parties in the EU down to their radical policies or mainstream political disillusionment, asks Prof Archie Brown?
Islamic State militants launch an attack on a town in Iraq's Anbar province, close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.
The government is being urged to extend the scope of the historical child sexual abuse inquiry to also cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Nearly 50 soldiers are killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar, state media reports.
Satellite images show fury of fight with Islamic State
An Argentine oil company says it is withdrawing from an area of the Peruvian Amazon after four days of protests against environmental damage.
Scuffles break out in South Africa's parliament following a protest during President Jacob Zuma's annual State of the Nation speech.
Using a playful screen name, starting with a letter near the beginning of the alphabet, could be the key to online dating success, a study suggests.
Alison Gee studies North Korea's new batch of political slogans, quite a few of which mention food.
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.
Should parents of obese children be punished?
The Jon Stewart apprentices who are now stars
The ski school the Taliban couldn't wipe out
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