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Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Asia stocks mostly open higher after the US dollar jumps in value following the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus program.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by the spending watching the National Audit Office says.
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads
Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
Mexican archaeologists uncover treasures from Teotihuacan
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew assures critical fans of his ability after his side knock holders Manchester City out of the League Cup.
The Australian government will not conduct a full environmental impact assessment for the disposal of dredge spoil on sensitive wetlands near the Great Barrier Reef.
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa