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A local court in Japan rejects an attempt by local residents to halt the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant.
Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.
There is a parallel between the rise of Islamic State and the evolution of the IRA in Northern Ireland, says Peter Taylor.
Japan records its first trade surplus in three years due to the effects of the weaker yen and lower oil prices.
A judge rules that New York City's buses must display a controversial advert that refers to Muslims killing Jews.
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Hong Kong's government is set to reveal a political reform proposal for choosing the next leader including, for the first time, a public vote.
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
More than one million people sought emergency help from food banks in the last year, a charity says.
Is the conflict due to geographical rivalry, sectarian divisions, disappointment after the 2011 revolution or is it part of a wider regional power play?
Brazilian oil company Petrobras was a national success story, but is now mired in a corruption scandal, says Daniel Gallas.
As the neighbourhoods of San Juan, Puerto Rico change, some artists are trying to take a stand. Can street art fight gentrification, globalisation and the American influence?
Are Kurds starting to use children in propaganda?
Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity.
The number of people in England and Wales seeking hospital treatment for violence-related injuries is at a 15 year low, a study of Accident and Emergency data shows.
'They taste better than fish'
Wednesday's press contains the story of a British man being accused by US regulators of causing a stock market crash, and allegations that a top Conservative may have edited Wikipedia entries.
A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.
Robert Downey Jnr tells the BBC about the latest film from the Marvel franchise, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Signs mysteriously appear in an Essex village warning motorists to slow down for crossing peacocks.