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China is preparing a joint bid for the capital Beijing and the northern city of Zhangjiakou to host the 2022 Winter Games.
North Korea's leaders are often thought of as secretive and ruthless - but it seems they love telling a children's story.
The female crusader taking on the banks and bailiffs
Video has emerged of a painter deliberately smashing a vase by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at a museum in Miami.
More than two thirds of 14-17-year-olds believe negative portrayals of teenagers in the media are affecting their job prospects, a survey suggests.
Kathy Etchingham, a former girlfriend of the rock legend, recalls their time together
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini says referee Jonas Eriksson "was on Barcelona's side" in the Champions League meeting.
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Prime Minister's Questions is a weekly bout of name-calling, jeering, finger-pointing and other juvenile behaviour.
An elderly nun is sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and sabotaging a Tennessee uranium-processing plant.
Egypt says militants in the Sinai are becoming a threat to tourists, following a reported 48-hour ultimatum by an al-Qaeda-inspired group.
A man who allegedly shot at a carload of alleged teenage pranksters, killing a cheerleader, is charged with murder in the US state of Arkansas.
Scottish politicians clash over plans to keep the pound as part of a formal currency union if the nation votes for independence.
At least nine people, including two police officers, have been killed in violent clashes in Ukraine's capital, Kiev.
As geologists warn that the prolonged flooding and wet weather will lead to more sinkholes in the UK, David Shukman looks at how and why sinkholes form.
Fulham sack former manager Rene Meulensteen and his coaches Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley.
Jimmy Fallon's debut as the host of NBC's long-running The Tonight Show was a ratings hit for the US broadcaster.
Lionel Messi and Dani Alves score to give Barcelona victory over Manchester City, who have Martin Demichelis sent off.
The Ministry of Justice is not answering parliamentary questions properly, Labour's Sadiq Khan complains.