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An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
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Turkey inaugurates a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, slashing by half the seven-hour journey time between the two cities.
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
News photos from around the world
In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering.
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Farewell to the mother of all depressions
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
24 hours of news photos: 25 July
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.