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The tourist town with a few surprises

December 13, 2014 - 7:48pm
The country where it's hard to be alone

Will the floods in California end the drought?

December 13, 2014 - 7:39pm
Will freak rainstorms and floods help ease California drought?

The delicate material that takes months to weave

December 13, 2014 - 7:37pm
The intricate fabric that takes months to make

Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax

December 13, 2014 - 7:21pm
Huge numbers of Shia Muslims gathered in the Iraqi city of Karbala to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

VIDEO: Malawi's life-saving stoves

December 13, 2014 - 7:14pm
Could a humble stove save children from lung disease?

Tax helplines 'not good enough'

December 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.

Bolivia targets 'unfit' officers

December 13, 2014 - 6:21pm
Bolivia's security forces are registering their overweight members after President Evo Morales complained too many were unfit.

Sunday's gossip column

December 13, 2014 - 6:14pm
Mario Balotelli out and Fredy Guarin in at Liverpool, Burnley's Danny Ings to Ajax and Adnan Januzaj's Man United exit.

Sunday's gossip column

December 13, 2014 - 6:14pm
Mario Balotelli out and Fredy Guarin in at Liverpool, Burnley's Danny Ings to Ajax and Adnan Januzaj's Man United exit.

Afghanistan hit by day of violence

December 13, 2014 - 5:56pm
At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Sudan leader hails 'victory' over ICC

December 13, 2014 - 5:47pm
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan claims victory over the International Criminal Court after it halts its Darfur war crimes investigations.

Yemen kills 'militants wearing veils'

December 13, 2014 - 5:21pm
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.

Civil rights protest in US capital

December 13, 2014 - 4:46pm
Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.

'Hundreds' of UK troops to go to Iraq

December 13, 2014 - 4:21pm
Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.