The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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A science teacher and her female students discuss how to break down the “gender bias” that seems to prevent many girls from studying science at A-level.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's Syndrome after years spent believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
Rapper Jay Z dominated this year's Grammy nominations, being shortlisted in nine categories.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
Edouard Molinaro, who directed classic French farce La Cage aux Folles and other much-loved films, dies in Paris at the age of 85.
Of all metals, why did people decide this one was precious?
Comic book highlights Brian Epstein's role in the Beatles success
How singing can help a chronic lung condition
Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
Why all kinds of infections thrive in conflict zones
Stephen Fry talks about bad hair, special effects and realistic swords ahead of the release of his latest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
British singer Elton John urges Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians as he performs at a concert in Moscow.
Principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson gives her tips to succeed