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Germany to legally recognise third gender
Babies born without clear gender-determining characteristics can soon be registered without a sex on birth certificates.
Last updated: 01 Nov 2013 09:11 GMT
Boost for fight against antibiotic resistance
UK scientists isolate virus that can treat the highly infectious superbug C.diff, which killed almost 2,000 last year.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2013 10:15 GMT
Egypt listed as dangerous for journalists
Ongoing violence and political turmoil in the country has seen many journalists arrested on the front line.
Last updated: 19 Sep 2013 20:12 GMT
Costa Concordia salvage operation begins
Risky operation to pull shipwrecked cruise liner upright is under way off Italian island of Giglio.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2013 09:09 GMT
Play about US whistleblower wins awards
While Bradley Manning faces harsh sentence in the US, his story gets much attention across the ocean.
Last updated: 20 Aug 2013 18:50 GMT
Londoners in bicycling celebration
Two-day festival attracts thousands of cyclists to the UK's capital where number of commuting bikes has been growing.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2013 11:58 GMT
Italian minister fights for immigrant rights
Country's first black minister believes Italy needs to guarantee fundamental rights to all, including immigrants.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2013 16:35 GMT
Ireland passes controversial abortion law
Deep divisions in Ireland begin to show as MPs vote to pass a new abortion law that allows termination in limited cases.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2013 02:18 GMT
Tour riders try to clean up cycling's image
On the eve of the 100th Tour de France, teams hope to repair trust after string of doping scandals.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2013 18:23 GMT
Paris vows crackdown on Corsica crime
Tour de France could be overshadowed by rising organised crime on island, where cycling event is due.
Last updated: 27 Jun 2013 11:52 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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