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Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.
Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.
Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.
Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.
Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England their thrilling victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.