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Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
A passenger flight from Lebanon to Iraq is forced to turn around because a government minister's son was angry about missing it, officials say.
Norway will cut a gaping hole through rock near the island of Utoeya to commemorate victims of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
Campaigning begins in Quebec after Premier Pauline Marois of Parti Quebec dissolved the legislature and called an election in a bid to win a majority.
Turkey's top court rules that the rights of ex-military chief Ilker Basbug were violated, paving the way for his possible release from jail.
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
Birmingham woman wins High Court battle to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed.
Apart from the well-known Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet flags, several other flags have been seen in the protests in Ukraine. What do they mean?
First anniversary of President Chavez's death
Prince Harry has officially launched a Paralympic-style sporting championship for injured military personnel.
Lawyers have been cross-examining neighbours of Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of the athlete's trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki repeals the state of emergency in place since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the former government, his office says.
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
Power cuts roll out across South Africa as Eskom, the country's state-owned power utility, declares an energy emergency.
HMS Vanguard is to be refuelled at a cost of £120m after low levels of radioactivity were discovered in the cooling waters of a submarine test reactor.
The eurozone's benchmark interest rate is held at a historic low of 0.25%, despite fears of eurozone deflation.
The doll intended to be like a 'real' woman
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.