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The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.
Online harassment, from name-calling to stalking, is a common experience online, a new study finds.
An international team of scientists is to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola survivors as a treatment.
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
Mark Zuckerberg chats in Chinese - to mixed reviews
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.