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Shares in Japan fell as much as 3% on Friday, touching a seven-month low, as the yen strengthened against the dollar ahead of the latest US job numbers.
The government owns art worth at least £3.5bn, but only a tiny fraction is on display, a pressure group claims.
A campaign set up by children's author Patrick Ness to raise funds for Syrian refugees raises more than £150,000 in 24 hours.
The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.
An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.
Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed.
Car hire app Uber has been the target of protests and legal action by taxi drivers around the world, but is now making inroads into Africa.
India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.
Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.
Guatemala's ex-president Otto Perez Molina spends his first night in prison after a judge orders his detention while corruption hearings take place.
David De Gea to be given a fresh start at Man Utd, Paul Merson says Arsenal fans will feel cheated this summer, plus more.
Manager Chris Coleman urges Wales fans to get excited, but says he and his players will not until they qualify for Euro 2016.
This weekend Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari marks 100 days in office.
A Guatemalan judge has ordered former president, Otto Perez Molina, to be held in prison while hearings take place over his alleged role in a huge bribery scheme.
Graham Brazier, frontman of New Zealand rock band Hello Sailor, has died at the age of 63, report local media.
US Vice-President Joe Biden says he "just does not know" if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president.
Pope Francis draws crowds for an unusual reason - after slipping out of the Vatican to buy new glasses from a Rome optician.
A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.
A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.