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Millions of photographs of the same few landmarks are uploaded to the internet every day - as travellers around the world take shots of famous sights like glaciers in Norway, Thailand's beaches, or New York's concrete jungle.
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Fed up with your current job? Feel you're not properly challenged? Bored of the 9-5 routine? Al-Qaeda has a job application for you.
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Osama Bin Laden was a fan of 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to a newly released list of English language books found in his Pakistan hideout. The list was among documents belonging to the former al-Qaeda chief published by the US government this week.
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The charges are explosive - and cut against a heroic narrative that defined, in part, arguably the greatest foreign policy success of President Barack Obama's first term in office.
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US officials have released documents that they say were found at Osama Bin Laden's secret compound in Pakistan during a raid in 2011. Special operators killed the al-Qaeda chief during that operation and recovered the documents that officials have branded Bin Laden's Bookshelf.
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A hardline cleric in Pakistan is teaching the ideas of Osama Bin Laden in religious schools for about 5,000 children. Even while the Pakistani government fights the Taliban in the north-west of the country, it has no plans to close schools educating the next generation of pro-Taliban jihadis.
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The man described as a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges he helped plot the 9/11 attacks on the US. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 47, was turned over to US officials in Jordan within the last week while on his way to Kuwait, authorities have said.
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The lawyer for a doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after receiving frequent death threats. Lawyer Samiullah Afridi also cited US pressure on Pakistan for the release of Dr Shakil Afridi as another reason for his decision.
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An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after Osama Bin Laden, the former al-Qaeda chief. The Jamia Hafsa Madrassa is linked to the Red Mosque, known for its alleged links with militants.
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Regrets are now being expressed by the western media -- notably The New York Times as newspaper of record -- concerning their role in misrepresenting the threat of Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction [more | ].
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Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old. It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as several other early human species, suggesting our family tree is more complicated than was thought.
The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams. Prosecutors said suspects used fake passports to trick administrators into allowing people other than legitimate test takers to sit the exams.
In January a high-profile prosecutor was found in a pool of blood in his bathroom, days before he was due to release a report condemning the Argentine government. Wyre Davies examines claims that he was murdered and that the investigation into his death was bungled.
A cognitive scientist has suggested rubbers be banned from classrooms. Chris Stokel-Walker asks - What is the benefit in presenting children's work, warts and all?...
Thousands of users of taxi app Uber have reported their accounts being hacked or hijacked. What's going on? My dad's name is Ed. And he hadn't requested an Uber car...
The US military accidentally sent live Anthrax samples to as many as nine labs across the country. There were no public threats from the mishap, a defence official said on Wednesday.
Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions have been reported in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul. At least a dozen explosions were heard in one hour in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, that is home to several embassies and government buildings.
Scientists are planning to ship ice to the Antarctic. They're afraid that mountain glaciers around the world are melting as a result of climate change and want to store samples of ice in a new vault in the coldest place on Earth. At 4,350m the Col du Dome sits just below the summit of Mont Blanc...
The modified herpes virus is harmless to normal cells but when injected into tumours it replicates and releases substances to help fight the cancer. Trial results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show the therapy could lengthen survival by years - but only for some melanoma patients.
A new location has appeared on the flight routes of Europe's budget airlines - the Azores. About 850 miles off the coast of Portugal, the islands in the Atlantic Ocean were once a stopping point for Concorde. Travel writer Simon Calder asks whether they could become the next big holiday destination...