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How to succeed in selling to consumers in South Africa
Making good money out of some very bad divorces
How displacement has become the story of the Syria war
A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.
Gail Kelly, the chief executive of Westpac, has announced that she will retire in February 2015 and be succeeded by Brian Hartzer.
A robot makes the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after anchoring harpoons fail to fire.
Lionel Messi's second-half penalty gives World Cup finalists Argentina victory over Croatia at West Ham's Upton Park.
Satya Nadella steers Microsoft away from irrelevance
Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.
The Australian Coalition government's ability to control the Senate has become more difficult after an apparent split in the Palmer United Party.
Demonstrators attack the Guerrero state congress building in south-west Mexico, in new protests over the case of 43 missing students.
Van Gogh inspires first cycle path to glow in the dark
Carlos Vela scores twice in his first international since 2011 as Mexico beat Netherlands in Amsterdam.
The people attacked by tigers who lived to tell the tale
Nato says it has observed columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering eastern Ukraine, an allegation denied by Russia.
The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization says.
World number one Novak Djokovic destroys Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 in another one-sided World Tour Finals match in London.
The family of the only patient to die of Ebola in the US has received a undisclosed sum from the hospital that treated him, their lawyer has said.
The tweet that has net neutrality activists howling
The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say.