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A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
About 100 army medics are set to travel to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.
MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.
The photographer who snapped Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.