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The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports.
A labour watchdog says that working conditions at factories of Apple supplier Foxconn have improved but excessive overtime remains an issue.
India's main opposition BJP declines to form a government in the capital, Delhi, despite emerging as the single largest party in state polls
Coinbase, a start-up that lets people trade Bitcoins, raises $25m (£15m) in venture capital funding.
How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
The funeral of a man who died in the Clutha helicopter crash in Glasgow is to be held in the Castlemilk area of the city.
The execution threatening to derail Bangladesh
European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
Migrants are to face questions about their English language skills before being able to claim income-related benefits, the government announces.
UK fears hostage ransoms are 'fuelling terrorism'
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Enmity between Muslims and Christians as CAR crisis grows
Why you're probably pronouncing Nelson Mandela's name wrong
How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
How much of virtual currency's worth is down to hype?
Hundreds of people have gathered at Washington's National Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of the massacre which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.