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A satellite sent into space by a widely condemned North Korean rocket launch is in orbit but it is not clear if it is working, says South Korea.
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for US president, the first time he has confirmed he is eyeing a bid.
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
The Mexican authorities in Veracruz state search for a reporter who was dragged from her home by armed men.
Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?
At India's "dead" car auctions, you can buy a car for a fraction of its market price. But there's a catch - the cars have all been damaged by flooding.
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
Danish pensioner is world's oldest licensed powerlifter
Deadly attack raises questions for African forces in Somalia
Portugal has more pressing concerns than UK and EU
The elderly couple who will not leave the town of Peski on Ukraine's frontline despite shelling damaging their house.
How easy is it for authors to self-publish?
Are Trump and his rivals a big joke, asks PJ O'Rourke
The widow of a former senior Islamic State leader is charged over the death of US hostage Kayla Mueller last year, the US justice department says.