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British Chinese people and community leaders tell Newsbeat that racism against them isn't taken seriously enough.
California Governor Jerry Brown makes history as he is sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term, setting out ambitious targets for climate change.
Former residents of a Birmingham children's home claim of being beaten, made to wash in toilet water and sleep on the floor.
Astronomers prove they can accurately tell a star's age from how fast it spins, after measuring the spin speed of stars more than a billion years old.
The push to create an "internet of things" will not succeed unless electronics firms collaborate more, warns Samsung.
The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.
The BBC's Kiki Siregar has had exclusive access to a Russian search plane that is looking for AirAsia flight QZ8501.
Asian markets move lower on Monday following investor concerns over falling oil prices and Greece's economic outlook.
The wife of the former mayor of Iguala, the Mexican city where 43 students disappeared, has been charged with organised crime and money laundering.
Sony has publicly condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview.
Many local authorities in England are set to demand higher council tax payments from low-income households, the Local Government Association says.
California's SpaceX company will take the unusual step of trying to land part of its Falcon rocket after it launches a cargo mission to the space station on Tuesday.
Strong aftershocks are felt in New Zealand's South Island after an earthquake measuring 6.0 hits, but cause no damage or injuries.
Mary Berry takes on Simon Cowell at the 20th National Television Awards
Almost 6,000 patents relating to hydrogen fuel cells owned by Toyota are being made available to anyone to use royalty free.
Can you breathe away pain?
Councils across England are facing bills of up to £100m to complete huge backlogs of road repairs.
The soldier who fought on after losing an eye and a hand
The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose, US researchers show.
President Obama wants to focus on the Asia-Pacific, but finds himself mired in the problems of the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus.