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The number of shark attacks in New South Wales has been particularly high this year.
The World Bank says that for the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015.
Ministers should not delay unpopular cuts to benefits for pensioners, many of whom might "not be around" by the next election, says a think tank director.
One firm in India is now using urine and dung from cows as unusual ingredients in its range of skin products and household items.
Why many companies and large organisations are really bad at spotting when cybercriminals break in to their networks.
Is the chilli pepper friend or foe?
Portugal's governing centre-right coalition wins a general election that has been widely seen as a referendum on four years of austerity.
India and Pakistan's leaders may both want to settle their countries' differences - but there's little sign of them being able to do so, says Owen Bennett-Jones.
Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory explains how plastics in the marine environment get into the food chain.
Evidence and artefacts from some of the most notorious crimes ever committed are going on public display for the first time.
A Spitfire that crashed in a Cambridgeshire village while on a routine training exercise during World War Two is being dug up by archaeologists.
Why did Liverpool sack manager Rodgers?
The near-death experience that created a tech millionaire
A topic of debate at this week's Conservative Party conference will be the UK's relationship with Brussels ahead of a referendum due in 2017.
Ambulances were called out to the headquarters of one of Europe's largest sports retailers 76 times in two years, a BBC investigation finds.
An incurable lung disease is claiming lives because of a lack of funding and research, according to a charity.
Are drones dangerous or just harmless fun?
Liverpool sack manager Brendan Rodgers an hour after the Premier League draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.
The Volkswagen emissions scandal was a "dramatic event" but would not inflict lasting damage on Germany's reputation, Angela Merkel says.
The Hit looks back at the best of Sunday's action from the Rugby World Cup as Ireland qualify for the quarter-finals.