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A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for shared education, dementia care and early years learning.
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
A selection of your photos from around Wales
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Ukraine's Luhansk a grim and fearful place
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station.
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.
The increasingly fractious nature of campaigning in the Scottish independence referendum is captured by papers a day ahead of the vote.
South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.
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