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The bank economist charts the rise of the emerging nations in a new BBC radio series. David Connett meets Jim O'Neill
The man who pays his way
A Different League: Placing greater importance on the forming of young England teams is just as important as giving senior players a rest
French lawmakers are debating one of Europe's toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking. Local movie stars have signed petitions, political parties are split, and sex workers complain the government is doing them out of a living. France is divided over a bid to crack down on prostitution.
Theresa May could face Parliament over the case of a detained Nigerian man on hunger strike since his asylum application was rejected.
Francis Collomp, 63, duped his captors into thinking he was feeble and old
England's management team of Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington were highly interested observers on a return to their old stamping ground last night as two potential World Cup opponents served up the best match seen at Craven Cottage for a long time..
A French engineer held hostage by Islamist extremists in northern Nigeria made a daring escape on a motorcycle taxi at the weekend while his captors were being attacked by the Nigerian army.
The group lives up to its name - which translates as 'Western education is sinful' - by shooting children taking exams and burning down dozens of schools
The Islamist fighters wore military uniforms and set up checkpoints outside the town of Benisheik
Support for suicide bombing amongst Muslims from the Middle East to South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa has shown a dramatic drop over the last decade, research from 11 Muslim countries has shown.
Soldiers in Nigeria have found and killed 50 Boko Haram fighters, the army has claimed.
A British national kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria has been released, the British High Commission have confirmed.
The relegated side are desperate to bounce straight back to the Premier League
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rakes in up to $200,000 (£132,000) a night in the lucrative world of professional speechmaking, according to The New York Times.
Woodrow West and Ian Gaynair reveal they were offered a bribe before the 6-1 defeat in Portland on Tuesday