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A man, who describes himself as the human calculator, is on a mission to get more British children interested in maths.
Divorcee Sam Feely speaks to the BBC about the legal costs she incurred through her divorce.
The number of shops closed by retail chains in Britain has soared over the past 12 months, according to research.
Natascha Kampusch has attended some of the first screenings of a film based on her kidnap ordeal
Australian police say they have made their largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine hidden in a shipment from southern China.
Pope Benedict XVI will retire on Thursday - the first pope to abdicate since Gregory XII in 1415.
A team led by millionaire and former space tourist Dennis Tito plans to send a "tested couple" to Mars and back in a privately funded mission.
Neil Heslin, the father of a boy slain in a mass school shooting in December, has broken down in tears at a US Senate hearing on a proposed assault weapons ban.
Dreadlocks have become so popular in South Africa that thieves are now snatching them from people's heads and selling them for a profit.
Plans for a manned mission to Mars and back have been announced, subject to funding, by a team led by millionaire and former space tourist Dennis Tito.
The best friend of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by the paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has been speaking about her final hours.
National guidelines say women should drink no more than 14 units a week, and men no more than 21 - but how much do we really drink?
The amount of alcohol consumed in England could be much higher than previously thought, University College London researchers suggest.
Prince Harry has been meeting unwell, disabled and disadvantaged children on a return trip to the southern African kingdom of Lesotho.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark he believes Britain should be taking a far stronger line on Syria.
The world's oldest woman has officially been named as Misao Okawa, who is 114 years old and lives in the western Japanese city of Osaka.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has left his Antarctic base after abandoning his polar mission because of frostbite
A shark has attacked and killed a 47-year-old man who was swimming off a beach near the New Zealand city of Auckland.
Floral tributes have been laid at the site of the Luxor balloon crash, as investigations into the tragedy continue.
Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m (£3.3m) lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer.