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The government of Shinzo Abe has struggled to revive the Japanese economy, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, and is turning to the female population for a possible answer.
The robots taking over the shop floor
Al-Shabab propaganda targets young men in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods, but it is the money that persuades them to sign up, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.
A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.
Islamic State is 'probably the best-funded terrorist organisation' the US has ever confronted, according to officials in Washington. Watch this interactive video for details on how the group makes money.
Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language
What could you do with a drone in your pocket?
Meet Wet, the 'ethnocosmologist' from a remote Amazonian tribe.
How extremists fund their fight through crime
Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.
Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand calls UKIP leader Nigel Farage a "pound shop Enoch Powell", during a Question Time debate on immigration.
More than 220,000 people are without power after heavy rains and high winds slammed northern California.
Cathy Hymas, a victim of Ray Teret, says she feels "liberated" following his sentencing for a series of rapes and indecent assaults on young girls.
Brazilian police arrest a man who says he killed 42 people in the last decade, which would make him one of the country's most prolific serial killers.
Footage has captured the moment a college student saved a 92-year-old man's life after he crashed his car into a lake in Florida.
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.
The funeral of a Palestinian government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli troops is held amid a dispute over the cause of death.
News images from around the world: 11 December
President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is known in Zimbabwe as "ngwena" or crocodile because of his political cunning, writes the BBC's Brian Hungwe.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.