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A robot is helping Danish children with autism and other developmental disorders to learn and develop communication skills, teachers say.
England's Ian Poulter opens a three-shot lead in the penultimate event of the European Tour's Race to Dubai Final Series.
The energy giant ceded its position as the world's second largest company to Microsoft, after concerns about the falling oil price devalued its shares.
The leadership of Islamic State has Riyadh on its mind
Hans-Joachim Eckert is "surprised" by criticism from Fifa colleague Michael Garcia over the World Cup corruption report.
The US House of Representatives passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, and it will now go to a vote in the Senate.
Serial killer and sex offender Angus Sinclair is jailed for a minimum of 37 years for the 1977 World's End murders of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie.
The search for a stray big cat in France, initially thought to be a tiger, is scaled back after an inspection of tracks suggests it is smaller.
Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surge more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.
A controversial 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's president will cost even more than the original £385m ($615m) price tag, the BBC has been told.
Nato's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has accused Russia of taking ''aggressive actions'' in Ukraine which have violated international law.
Iraqi forces have driven out Islamic State fighters from the oil refinery town of Baiji, north of Baghdad, officials say.