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Angel Maria Torres has been a street vendor in Caracas for the last 32 years and has witnessed the many changes Venezuela's capital has undergone in that time.
Over 42,000 trees along a picturesque 17th Century French canal may have to be chopped down due to the spread of an infectious fungus.
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband recorded their Christmas messages for UK forces stationed abroad.
Children's television will no longer be aired on BBC One after today with programmes moving to the dedicated CBBC digital channel.
Thousands of people have gathered at ancient sites in Central America and elsewhere in anticipation of what they believed would be the end of the world.
Creators of the sequel to The Snowman discuss the challenges of their latest work
Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
A report by the campaign group Avaaz has warned of the grave conditions facing Syrians as the violence in the country continues.
The pawnbroker shop is making a widespread comeback as the difficult economic conditions continue to squeeze household incomes.
For this year's Christmas Challenge, the BBC Breakfast presenters are hitting the velodrome to see who can cycle the fastest.
At least 61 people have died as snow and sub-zero temperatures spread across parts of eastern Europe.
More than four hundred flood warnings and alerts are in place in England, Wales and Scotland, ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
People across the United States will observe a minute's silence later, exactly one week after a gunman killed twenty children and six members of staff at a primary school in Connecticut.
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in The Impossible, a film based on the true story of one family who were caught in the deadly Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
We are used to reading and sending tweets and status updates on smartphones and tablets - but will we soon be doing this on people's clothes?
The use of rubber balls fired by police during demonstrations in Spain has proved controversial - with the practice now banned in the Basque Country.
A Canadian animation college has revealed its students created a video which appeared to show a Golden Eagle snatching a baby, after the video went viral spreading across the internet.
A teenager who lost a leg to cancer has had a life changing operation thanks to Britain's biggest lottery winners.
The creator of an armoured backpack shield designed to protect schoolchildren from guns describes how his invention works.
Jobseekers in England, Scotland and Wales will have to use a new government website that can automatically tell jobcentres about their applications - or risk losing their benefit payments.