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Shares in Asia open in negative territory on Tuesday after mainland China saw a dramatic sell-off the previous day.
The Boy Scouts of America vote to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.
Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.
American and British intelligence used a secret relationship with the founder of a Swiss encryption company to help them spy during the Cold War, newly released documents analysed by the BBC reveal.
What are the roots of the word 'tunnel'?
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.
Last year international banking giant HSBC suddenly closed the bank accounts of several prominent British Muslims. Why?
Do women who take part in terrorist acts have different motivation from men, asks Bridget Kendall.
Why Britain does not owe reparations to India
A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.
The judge leading a public inquiry into undercover policing is making his opening statement later on Tuesday.
Keeping track of Britain's most threatened duck
Excavation begins at a Medellin landfill site where the bodies of up to 300 people are believed to be buried.
Amateur astronomers have begun studying the images of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons probe
BBC News explains how your daily activities can influence the calculation of GDP, or Gross Domestic Product., a key economic indicator.
A parody of Mark Ronson's hit song 'Uptown Funk' has become a YouTube hit in Jordan.
An NHS trust set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital requires improvement, a health watchdog says.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.