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Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
Taking the war out of global warming
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
More women are at the helm of small and medium-size businesses in Asia. Tattoo artist Sumithra Debi explains why being a woman helps her stand out.
Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
The previously lost films being re-released
A replica World War One battlefield where soldiers trained in trench warfare before being sent to the front is discovered in Hampshire.
A plane is forced to turn back shortly after taking off at Heathrow Airport after an "engine surge" in the air.
The country where you'll find No Fingers, Stutterer and White Hair
The restaurants that thrive on insulting their diners
How does a children's illustrator bring imagination to life?
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
The UK Independence Party has done the Conservatives an "enormous favour" by "cleansing" the Tories of views it finds distasteful, a Tory MP claims