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The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
How to make it as a cinematographer
A new video is issued featuring John Cantlie, the Briton held by the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
At least 14 people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by mid-2015" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
At a time of international conflict two centuries ago, did Britain assassinate an enemy agent while the world was looking the other way?
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Ceballos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.
Papers examine what UKIP's win in the Rochester by-election means for Labour and the Conservatives, and preview Claudia Winkleman's return to Strictly Come Dancing.
More than 3,000 people are expected to gather in Glasgow for the Radical Independence Campaign's annual conference.
The Liberal Democrats are set to back the transfer of powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament, BBC Scotland has learned.
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince believes his ex-club should not have let Danny Welbeck join Arsenal.
With turnout just over 50 per cent at the Rochester and Strood by-election, Carole Walker reports on the growing disaffection among voters.
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.