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Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun as he feared for his security, a colleague says.
Turkish singer who kept his trousers backstage
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
The BBC has gained a rare interview with the man at the centre of that battle, General Khalifa Haftar.
Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
An inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has begun and aims to establish exactly how the hostages died and whether their deaths could have been avoided.
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
Could Syriza's triumph produce Europe-wide political change?
Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.
The entrepreneurs helping teenage girls in the developing world
Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
New app gives blind people help to see
The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing