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Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012. There's long been speculation about the state of his health, so how unhealthy is a prolonged period indoors?...
Americans are generally known for having a positive outlook on life, but with the countdown for November's presidential election now well under way, polls show voters are angry. This may explain the success of non-mainstream candidates such as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders...
Daallo Airlines had previously said that all the passengers had been accounted for. It is thought that the man fell out of the hole, which appeared shortly after take-off from Mogadishu on Tuesday.
One of the UK's leading experts in child health is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of drinking while pregnant. Sir Al Aynsley-Green said exposure to alcohol before birth was one of the "most significant" causes of childhood brain damage...
Thirty-two foreigners, including British, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian citizens, were arrested during the anti-gambling raid. They said they were not playing for money, but were held for possessing too many playing cards, reports said.
Mr Assange claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies. The Met Police said he will still be held if he does leave the embassy...
The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would make it possible and may even invest directly in some companies.
The condition of the Italian actor left in a coma after a hanging scene went wrong during a live theatrical production is deteriorating, it has been reported.
Plenty of leg room, personalised service and no crying babies or unruly fellow passengers. That was what one lucky traveller in China experienced while flying home to Guangzhou for the New Year holiday.
In the south Indian village of Vellinezhi something rare is happening - the villagers, hearing the drums, are making their way to an outdoor stage lit by brass lamps.
In 1987, Lynne Cox, an American long distance swimmer, braved the frigid waters of the Bering Strait to swim between the US and the Soviet Union in a bid to promote peace between the Cold War enemies.
At the age of 11, Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the English Channel, driven on by an extraordinary coach. It's a little-heralded feat of endurance that won't be bettered. It was 05:00 on 6 September 1988 and Tom Gregory stood on the tip of France...
The man, named locally as Gareth Crowe, was on an elephant trek with his teenage daughter when he was thrown by the animal, according to local press. The Bangkok Post said the 36-year-old was trampled on and wounded by the elephant's tusk on Monday afternoon...
Alphabet- Google's parent company- has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after its latest earnings report. The company made a profit of $4.9bn (£3.4bn) for the fourth quarter, an increase from $4.7bn a year ago...
More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says. Europol said thousands of vulnerable minors had vanished after registering with state authorities...
You’ve heard it before. Probably from your own mum, But, here’s proof, as if you needed it, that she really did have all the answers. We went to question and answer site, Quora, for some of the best pieces of advice from the world’s wise and long-suffering mums.
In October 1822, Gregor MacGregor, a native of Glengyle, Scotland, made a striking announcement. He was, he said, not only a local banker’s son, but the Cazique, or prince, of the land of Poyais along Honduras’s Black River.
The bird, which has a 1.9m (6ft 5in) wing span, flew over the border from an Israeli game reserve and was caught by Lebanese villagers on Tuesday. They became suspicious as the griffon vulture had a tracking device attached to its tail.
The study, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggests proton beam therapy is as effective as other treatments. Researchers looked at 59 patients aged between three and 21 from 2003 to 2009.
Clickbait, a play about three sisters who see a business opportunity in the world of online porn, has its premiere this week. Writer Milly Thomas explains how it explores the line between sexual empowerment and exploitation.

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