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Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?
Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.
What are the world's best universities?
Why EU-Ukraine trade pact is at risk
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.
What do the clothes in your wardrobe reveal about you?
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants his side to improve defensively after twice coming from behind to draw at Hull.
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.
West Ham produce a spirited fightback as they twice come from behind to deny Hull City victory at the KC Stadium.
Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.