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Why all kinds of infections thrive in conflict zones
Stephen Fry talks about bad hair and special effects
British singer Elton John urges Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians as he performs at a concert in Moscow.
Tiger Woods secures a two-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the World Challenge after a brilliant second round.
How a ban on Mandela's picture sealed his legend
An appeal by British charities to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines raises more than £73m in a month, charities say.
Victims of crime could benefit from a "landmark" case which saw a man jailed for a series of sex assaults and rape, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Sergio Aguero is a better all-round player than Liverpool's Luis Suarez, says Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival has been sold at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
Six men are detained in central Mexico over the robbery earlier this week of a truck containing radioactive material from a hospital.
At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, the Red Cross says.
Police officers on duty in the area of the police helicopter crash in Glasgow as a fresh appeal is made for witnesses.
The Duke of York hosts a speed dating-style event for start-ups
A couple in northern California beat what doctors say are a million to one odds with the birth of identical triplets.
A clean up operation is under way on the east coast of England after widespread flooding following the worst tidal surge for 60 years.
A man who used images of a US pop star to help him groom girls over the internet is jailed.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
A vigil is held in London's Trafalgar Square, after the Queen says she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death.
Manager Roy Hodgson says England face a tough task to advance past the group stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals.
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", says MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.