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Nasa's Iris mission has observed the region between the Sun's surface and its outer layers, where temperatures reach 2,000,000C.
Why Uruguay is legalising its marijuana market
How to thwart those trying to catch you out over Christmas
President Francois Hollande defends France's military intervention in the Central African Republic, after two French soldiers were killed in Bangui.
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
Manuel Pellegrini appears not to realise his Manchester City team were one goal from winning Champions League Group D.
Health chiefs suspend a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.
The President of France, Francois Hollande, has visited the Central African Republic for talks with the transitional leadership, after two French soldiers were killed in the capital Bangui.
The US space agency releases an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.
Manchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to beat European champions Bayern Munich.
Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
Phil Jones scores the winner to ease the pressure on manager David Moyes as Manchester United beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
The Ukrainian president says officials could visit Brussels this week to resume talks on the EU association agreement as protests in Kiev continue.
Director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the body at the Oslo City Hall in Norway.
A constitutional reform which would allow Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to run for a fourth term is adopted by the National Assembly.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.