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David Mitchell, the author best known for his multi-layered novels such as Cloud Atlas, is to publish his next work on Twitter.
Malala Yousafzai has met relatives of the some of the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants three months ago.
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel warns of further air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.
Shareholders of David Jones, Australia's second-largest department store, vote in favour of a $2bn (£1.2bn) takeover bid from South Africa's Woolworths Holdings
A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer, called the B+, is to go on sale.
Taliban shooting victim appeals for release of kidnapped schoolgirls
In Sudan's capital, Khartoum, about 20,000 people use wheelbarrows to transport goods. But they're not allowed to own their own; wheelbarrows are controlled by local government contractors, who charge high rental fees.
The world's biggest football academy has opened in China.
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel warns it is targeting the area, on the sixth day of air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.
A battle has been going on outside the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Luhansk, which rebels say government forces tried to storm with tanks.
Are fewer farmers taking their lives in India?
Pop star Cheryl Cole reveals she married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret earlier this month.
Germany coach Joachim Low told "miracle boy" Mario Gotze to eclipse Lionel Messi before his World Cup match-winner.
Decisions on whether a footballer can return to the pitch after a head injury should be taken by an independent doctor, says an editorial in The Lancet.
One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge.
Lionel Messi was rightly named the World Cup's best player despite Argentina's final defeat, said coach Alejandro Sabella.
Will a Chinese football academy produce a World Cup star?
Readers who forgot their own language
Do four billion people really watch Le Tour?
Defector tells of his life inside extremist group Isis