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The arrest of Latin America's top construction industry boss Marcelo Odebrecht is throwing Brazil's political scene into disarray, says Daniel Gallas.
A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.
The speaker of the lower house of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, resigns over an expenses scandal.
The robot that asks people not to say 'illegal immigrant'
The crisis may have passed but high debt burdens and low growth mean eurozone economies are in far from rude health, says Andrew Walker.
Atari's founder on treating business like a game
Bank lending to businesses is expected to rise this year for the first time since 2008, according to the EY Item Club.
Stunning photography from some of the planet's remotest locations.
How a group of grannies funded their first trip to the sea
Detectives investigating the murder of Lucy Hargreaves, who was shot and set alight in her Walton home, appeal for information on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Barnardo's receives £3m to fund a team of specialists to tackle child sex abuse in South Yorkshire.
Scottish Labour's Kezia Dugdale calls for the abolition of the House of Lords and its replacement by an elected second chamber based in Glasgow.
Can coding stop criminals re-offending?
Many spare places at Scottish universities are now only available to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Little is known about Dun Deardail, which sits on a hill overlooking the River Nevis in Lochaber.
The Russian defence ministry grounds its fleet of Mi-28 attack helicopters after a fatal accident at an air show on Sunday.
Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, dies at her home in southern Spain.
The tram that survived the Hiroshima bomb
Two Turkish soldiers are killed and dozens are wounded in a suicide attack near the border with Iran blamed on Kurdish PKK militants.