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Can a chocolate pie topple North Korea?
A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
Pastors fighting transgender toilet access in Texas
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
Egyptian hieroglyphs are seen in a new light
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
Chinese authorities arrest an official and punish 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village.
Yemen is at risk of civil war, envoy says
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
A journey across a Ukraine wracked by conflict