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A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
Gordon Corera looks back over the case of Alexander Litvinenko as the public inquiry begins.
The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.
In the first large gathering of 2016 presidential aspirants, the former vice-presidential candidate is criticised for an "incoherent" speech, while some possible candidates boost their chances.
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
An emergency sleeping shelter that appeared on a street in Belfast city centre is removed by Belfast City Council
Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.
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President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
Venus Williams beats sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 in Australia.
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.
A man accused of murdering two pensioners in separate attacks in London and the West Midlands is found dead in his prison cell, the Ministry of Justice says.