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Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
Politics sparks confrontation in a Hong Kong salon
Is India's hardline Hindu group RSS flexing its muscles?
China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
They're organic, vegan, and they're definitely not 'men'
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
How millions responded to Ethiopia’s cry for help
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
How safe is it to eat food when it starts to go mouldy?
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
Millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent reveal some exotic stories.
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.