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Italy complete a superb fightback to knock Japan out of the Confederations Cup and book their place in the semi-finals.
A school librarian has discovered that a poem widely attributed to William Blake, including in official reading lists, was not really written by him.
Legendary musical Miss Saigon returns to London's West End in 2014, its 25th anniversary year.
Syria conflict threatens delicate peace in next-door Lebanon
The Greeks who want to bring back Zeus
Austrian director Michael Haneke is well known for his reluctance to interpret his own work but now a documentary provides a close study of his work.
The plights of the world's threatened birds show the value of investing in conservation, according to an international report.
A new movement is encouraging Brazilians in Sao Paulo to plant gardens up the walls of buildings as a solution to the city's lack of affordable green space.
UN head Ban Ki-moon expresses outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed at least 15 people.
Two US men have appeared in court accused of plotting to build an X-ray weapon to kill enemies of Israel and the US with lethal rays of radiation.
Too many mentally ill people are being held in police cells, say four watchdog bodies.
Will China's new middle class spend its way to dominance?
Giving nature a home in your back garden
Scotland's wealthiest households are now 273-times better off than the most deprived, according to a report by Oxfam Scotland.
Should action be taken against Tor and other ID-hiding tech?
A study by Reuters suggests more people are becoming willing to buy online news, but warns that social media may be eroding brand recognition.
Has the fighter pilot had his day?
Biro bans and other tales of the low-cost revolution
Rogue traders are reprising old scams but with a digital twist to target people whose budgets are squeezed, says trading standards.
Protesters clash with police in Brazil's city of Fortaleza ahead of a football match against Mexico, as public discontent over poor public services widens.