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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.
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Police Scotland wants a new power to search children and young people for alcohol as part of a range of measures it believes are needed to replace consensual stop and searches.
Is the US economy now just enriching the rich, and has the land of opportunity created a society of haves and have-nots?
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's prediction that falling oil prices will cause UK inflation to fall below zero is front-page news for many papers.
The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.
It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.