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Photographer Abd Doumany talks of his work in a suburb of Damascus
Victimisation of people for their faith is a growing problem across the world, says Caroline Wyatt - and we should all be concerned.
The man who flew 487 different planes
What brought pop stars' duet to a premature end?
An intruder armed with a knife managed to dodge guards and enter the White House in September because of a series of lapses, a report finds.
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.
A major world trade deal looks solved now that India and the US have resolved a row over food subsidies but India is keeping part of its status quo - for now.
A health board issues advice to motorists crossing from England into Scotland ahead of new drink-driving limits starting north of the border.
A memorial service will be held in Fraserburgh later for three fishermen who died when their boat sank off the coast of Northumberland.
Nicola Sturgeon will formally take over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond as the party's annual conference gets under way in Perth.
A roadside bench matching the one that featured at the start of BBC sitcom Bottom is due to be officially installed after an online campaign by fans of Rik Mayall.
How a teddy became the face of Children in Need
The UK Youth Parliament meets in the House of Commons to begin Parliament Week, as one Commons committee offers proposals to increase political participation.
US ratings agency Standard and Poors gives social media giant Twitter's debt "junk" status, which is three notches below investment grade.
The BBC is gearing up for its annual Children In Need fundraising gala, which will feature performances from a host of celebrity names.
The NHS will be "pushed to its limit" by a 1,000 new cancer patients per day within two years, says charity Macmillan.
There are nearly 2,500 breaches of patient confidentiality by the NHS each year, according to an investigation by a privacy campaign group.
A Fifa report into claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups accuses Australia of breaking its rules.
A 91-year-old Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a morgue after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.
The bike saddle that plays music