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BBC Panorama has gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold, little more than an hour's drive from the capital, Kabul.
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.
The record for the largest all-female skydive formation has been broken by 117 women in California.
Wales international Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool.
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
The husband of singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini accepts substantial privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article.
The Bank of England has stopped the automated system of transfers of large amounts of money between banks owing to a technical problem.
Sweden widens its search in the waters off Stockholm amid suspicions that a Russian submarine might be lurking there.
Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
The second year of badger cull pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire officially come to an end.
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
IBM is to pay $1.5bn in cash to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund GlobalFoundries.
A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.
A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.
Chinese state media urges its citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name.