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Kenya's parliament launches a biometric fingerprint system to register MPs' attendance, but the parliamentary speaker denies it is to curb allowance fraud.
One of the most senior Rwandan military chiefs convicted of genocide is acquitted on appeal at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal.
The Thames Barrier has been in record use over the past two months. How does it work?
World Cup 2022 organisers publish new measures to protect workers in Qatar following 185 deaths in the last year.
Climate change will bring "more extreme weather events" like those causing widespread flooding in England, Labour leader Ed Miliband warns.
Two former Conservative ministers have taken issue with each other during a Commons committee hearing into the science of climate change.
A key provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law affecting medium-sized business is delayed again, the latest trouble for the overhaul.
Great Britain's women beat the United States 12-3, equalling the Olympic record curling score, including taking seven points in one end.
A massive attack that exploited a key vulnerability in the infrastructure of the internet is the "start of ugly things to come", it has been warned.
Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
A ban on India's Olympic Association (IOA) is lifted, allowing the country to return to the Olympic fold, IOC spokesman Mark Adams says.
Boeing boss Randy Tinseth says the firm is "extraordinarily well-positioned for the future" but admits there will new competition from Asia.
Kevin Pietersen could be at the centre of a bidding war which makes him the Indian Premier League's most expensive player.
The appointment of Ofsted's next head will be free of political interference, Nick Clegg insists.
Militants have killed 15 soldiers guarding an oil pipeline in a pre-dawn raid on their camp in northern Iraq and kidnapped another, officials say.
The owner of a parody coffee shop in Los Angeles called "Dumb Starbucks" is revealed to be the Canadian television comedy personality Nathan Fielder.
A family describe their heartbreak after the death of a 29-year-old Cardiff man thought to be linked to the Neknominate drinking game.
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is fined £185,000 for auctioning off a filing cabinet that contained personal information about a victim of a terrorist attack.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit BBC radio teams in London's New Broadcasting House as part of a day to celebrate British radio.