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Motorcycle taxi drivers storm Indonesia hospital to get baby's body

The group have defended their actions as "humanitarian" after the body was held over unpaid bills.

Was Taylor Swift really banned from playing her hits?

Taylor's label can't stop her performing her own songs. The problem comes when she puts them online.

A million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda

Some of the male contraceptives supplied by charity Marie Stopes contained holes or risked bursting.

Spain starts tracking mobiles but denies spying

Millions of phone users are being followed this week but critics fear it is a step closer to spying.

Hitler house in Austria to become police station

The decision follows a lengthy legal battle with the previous owner and widespread debate in Austria.

Why do billions of people still not have glasses?

It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s.

Impeachment inquiry: White House attacks witness who heard 'improper' call

A top US official tells the inquiry he was "shocked" by a call between President Trump and Ukraine.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

Iran protests: UN fears dozens of people have been killed

Some sources have indicated about 200 people may have died since the protests erupted on Friday.

US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Two professors are freed in exchange for three top Taliban prisoners to try to reboot peace talks.

How to buy an Instagram following

The growing marketplace for buying fake followers on the social media site.

Australia fires: 'Catastrophic' alert issued to South Australia

Heat and winds threaten to widen Australia's bushfire crisis, as massive blazes ravage the east coast.

Scientists create slippery toilet coating that stops poo sticking

Scientists say ultra-slippery toilet coating could save a huge amount of water across the planet.

How China plans to lead the computer chip industry

China wants to end its dependence on imported computer chips, but experts says it will struggle.

Kylie Jenner sells stake in cosmetics company for $600m

The reality TV star said she is building the brand into an "international beauty powerhouse".

Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

Bushfires raging to the north of the city are creating a dense haze and "hazardous" air quality.

Why some people are impossibly talented

Polymaths excel in multiple fields. But what makes a polymath – and can their cross-discipline expertise help tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges?

Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

The satellite that will maintain the "gold standard" measurement of ocean height is nearly complete.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Christmas adverts - do they really work?

Big budget ads are already gracing our screens but do they actually benefit the big brands behind them?