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The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.
Shares in Asia's biggest budget airline, AirAsia, fell as much as 7% on Friday after the firm posted a loss in the three months to September.
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.
The fearless nun that walks inside jails
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.
Adam Fleming meets the people restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum.
The young people dedicated to a unique Hong Kong art
The cabbie who takes portraits of his passengers
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.
Do social media apps in the office spell the end for work emails?
Power cuts are hurting Zambia's businesses
Are claims of a 'failed state' after Paris attacks justified?
Jack Garratt wins the Brits Critics' Choice prize, awarded to music newcomers due to release their first album in the coming year.
A record number of police officers patrolled the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.
IAAF president Lord Coe ends his 38-year ambassadorial role with American sportswear giant Nike.