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Victims of scam mail have an average age of 74 and have typically lost more than £1,000, investigators confirm.
The UN climate negotiations need a major overhaul if they are to succeed, scientists say.
Nations meet to judge if climate promises will stop dangerous warming – but China is not there.
Iran's pioneering digital entrepreneurs find a balance between building a business in a country where 21st Century technology co-exists with a conservative political system.
The US has raised the prospect of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria. Tim Eaton from the think tank, Chatham House, looks at how likely this is.
Images of people caught up in natural disasters and how they are coping.
WW1 nurse Edith Cavell and the Allied propaganda battle
Heard the joke about the Afghan minister who got in a cab?
The pilots who risk their lives to fly tiny planes over the Atlantic
How Jacqueline Gold made the Ann Summers brand respectable
The Caribbean island where men are disappearing
More than seven million Britons are being offered the chance to top up their state pensions under a new government scheme.
Is it worth paying in to a new top-up scheme for the state pension, which is being launched on Monday 12 October?
I handed my baby to a smuggler whose name I didn't even know
With Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned, a void exists at Fifa. BBC sports editor Dan Roan asks if this is a fresh start.
Northern Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016 is an achievement that may not be beaten, says boss Michael O'Neill.
Determined to show the world a more nuanced view of China, Kevin Frayer founded the Eyes on China project on Instagram, which is banned in the country.
Five people, including two RAF personnel, are killed in a helicopter crash in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
England manager Roy Hodgson dismisses the claims that it has never been easier to win an international call-up.
Two men, including an on-duty police officer, have been shot dead in the Republic of Ireland.