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There have been clashes in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo following the eviction of 200 families occupying an old hotel in the city.
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says.
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'
Is it time for a mental health wait target?
Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?
Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.
How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?
Boss Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must "be patient" with Danny Welbeck after his costly miss at Borussia Dortmund.
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.