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Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
Why fear of recession might be driving Putin's policies
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
Where is Thailand headed after four months of protests?
The previously lost films being re-released
The country where you'll find No Fingers, Stutterer and White Hair
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
US supermarket firm Safeway agrees to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and other supermarket chains.
How the US president has handled world uprisings
How data defenders are using analytics to fight hackers
Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
Why a landmark Indian law is shutting down schools
Petitioners keep hopes for justice alive in China
With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
For the first time gene therapy has been used to boost the immune system of people with HIV.
England captain Chris Robshaw says last year's loss to Wales will not have any bearing on Sunday's Six Nations match.
Policing stands damaged after the findings of a review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh drop sedition charges against a group of Kashmiri students for apparently cheering the country's arch rival Pakistan in a cricket match.