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A public inquiry has been investigating allegations that UK soldiers mistreated and unlawfully killed Iraqis in 2004. Here is a guide to why it was established and what was investigated.
A law which allows several people to be prosecuted for murder even though they may have played different roles needs to be reviewed urgently, MPs say.
Hundreds of Haitians take part in a march demanding the resignation of President Martelly two days after Prime Minister Lamothe stepped down.
Photographer Nacho Doce's picture of Brazil's Atibainha dam, as parts of the country ensure the worst drought in 80 years.
Why is the appeal of grammar schools so persistent?
A major UK food manufacturer is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
The Church of Scotland moves a step closer to allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers.
Scots have the highest level of council tax arrears and payday loan debts in the UK, according to a new report.
Can Russia avoid economic disaster as rouble plunges?
Greek MPs will vote on a new president on Wednesday but defeat for the government could spark jitters on the markets and a return to political turmoil.
A media clampdown has followed allegations of corruption in a turbulent Turkey as criticism of the Erdogan regime mounts, says Mark Lowen.
Women with or at risk of mental health problems should receive extra support at all stages of pregnancy and beyond, updated NHS guidelines say.
A committee of MPs criticises the government after saying taxpayers have been left "bearing all the risk" from purchases of new trains worth £10.5bn.
The Taliban attack that killed at least 132 children in the Pakistani city of Peshawar is recorded with powerful images and emotive language in the press.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama tells the BBC he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.
How every-day life continues despite a civil war
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.