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One in three children's homes in the east of England are inadequate or only meet the minimum standards, it has emerged.
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.
Killings of environmental activists have risen by 20% in the last year, according to campaign group Global Witness.
A Swedish zoo is sending 10 rare baby Cuban crocodiles to Cuba to be released into the wild.
Australia and Iran will share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces.
China's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Pakistan, where he is expected to announce a $46bn (£30.7bn) investment plan.
Fear of tiger attack may be the unlikely catalyst for a slowdown in deforestation of the Sundarbans mangrove forests
Indonesia is hosting the World Economic Forum this week and hopes the event will help to attract increased foreign investment.
One year on from the tragic accident that killed 16 Sherpas on Everest, the BBC's South Asia editor, Joanna Jolly, asks whether it's safe to go back to the mountain.
A paedophile hunter is arrested on suspicion of the assault and blackmail of two men alleged to have tried to meet up with teenage girls.
Are women with severe pregnancy sickness being failed?
Australian police investigate a complaint of excessive force by one of the suspects detained in an anti-terror operation in Melbourne.
China has been busy hoovering up more and more overseas assets, but where and what is it buying?
As China's President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani looks at plans for a massive "economic corridor" linking the two countries.
A US start-up is hoping to bring restaurant-quality food into kitchens - with a robot doing the cooking.
Meet the man airbrushing bread from history
The surreal world of Venezuelan shopping
A land remembered for famine is slowly turned green
It's nearly 15 years since UK phone numbers were given a shake-up, why were 20,000 kept unused?
The teenagers who raced bicycles on WW2 bomb sites