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The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.
The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.
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Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.
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MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.
How do you take a huge dinosaur skeleton across the US?
Judges at the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic reject a move to drop genocide charges relating to the Bosnian war in the 1990s.
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.
A train company investigates after a disabled man claimed he was not allowed to board a crowded carriage.