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Ted Cruz pulls out of Republican race
Ted Cruz gives up his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, clearing the way for Donald Trump to claim his party's crown.
Abu Sayyaf hostages make video plea
Three hostages held by Islamist militants in the Philippines appear in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors' demands.
Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation
A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Assad strategy 'won't end Syria war'
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.
Asylum boat reaches Australia territory
A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
Lula had 'key role' in Brazil scandal
Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot asks the Supreme Court to authorise a corruption investigation against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
EU Commission 'to support' Turkey deal
The European Commission is set to recommend granting visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, but the plan faces opposition from some EU lawmakers.
Life for Israeli over Palestinian murder
The Israeli ringleader in the murder of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death is sentenced to life in prison.
US Navy Seal dies in IS attack in Iraq
A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
German right leader fined in race trial
The founder of the German anti-Islam movement, Pegida, is convicted of inciting racial hatred.
Unicef: 75m children deprived of school
Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef.
Indonesia sex toy mistaken for 'angel'
Indonesian police have confiscated a sex toy from a remote village after its inhabitants and some on social media mistook it for an "angel".
VIDEO: Olympic flame arrives in Brazil
The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
VIDEO: New Zealand police in 'running man' video
A video from the police in New Zealand shows the officers in a new light.
VIDEO: Rome revels in Ranieri's Leicester triumph
Rome, the hometown of Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, is also claiming Leicester City's unlikely triumph as its own.
VIDEO: Boom! Trudeau joins Invictus rivalry
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the latest world leader to publicise the Invictus Games with a Twitter video in which he shows how his country "brings it".
VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
VIDEO: Visa-free travel 'Turkey's dream'
The European Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area, sources have told the BBC.
VIDEO: Messi shirt boy 'forced' to leave Afghanistan
The father of the five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi football shirt, says the family has been forced to leave Afghanistan due to repeated threats.
VIDEO: Afghan press freedom still under threat
Despite greater media diversity and rising professional standards in recent years, press freedom in Kabul is under still threat and working for the country's most popular television station can carry a deadly risk.
The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back
The football club founded by the World Cup's creator rises again
Repair businesses blossom in New York
The mending craze gripping New York
Why Kerala is the best place in India to die
Why Kerala is the best place to die in India
VIDEO: I was Ernest Hemingway's cook in Cuba
Home life in Cuba with the hard-drinking writer
Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut
Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut
A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria
Tackling polygamy, sex education and child marriage