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Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.
78 DNA strands found in Alps crash
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands.
'Conservative surge' in French polls
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's Conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
Arab League to create military force
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.
Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.
Iran nuclear negotiations intensify
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
Air Canada plane 'exits' runway
An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.
Observers praise Nigeria election
The UN and regional body Ecowas praise the conduct of Nigeria's election despite technical hitches and reports of violence.
Uzbeks set to re-elect president
Uzbeks have been voting in large numbers in presidential elections which are all but certain to be won by the incumbent, Islam Karimov
Deal creates largest travel retailer
Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian
A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Show goes on for One Direction
1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.
Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.
Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
Rescued Chilean miner loses home
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.
Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
Kenya ministers suspended over graft
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.
Australia crush NZ to win World Cup
Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Sri Lanka president's brother killed
The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.
Europol chief warns on encryption
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
Greece's creditors mull new reforms
Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.
Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.
Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'
Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".
Benefit cuts 'not yet decided'
The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for 12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.
Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop
US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
Clarke dedicates victory to Hughes
Captain Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's fifth World Cup title to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.
Vettel pays tribute to Schumacher
Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to his childhood hero Michael Schumacher after taking a "dream" first victory for Ferrari.
Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland
Kyle Lafferty continues his hot goalscoring streak as Northern Ireland beat Finland to boost their chances of making Euro 2016.
'Threats' against BBC boss investigated
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.
Dickens' desk saved for public view
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a 780,000 grant.
Jonas slimed at Kids' Choice awards
Angelina Jolie, Liam Hemsworth and 5 Seconds of Summer attend the annual festival of green slime.
VIDEO: Thousands join Tunisia museum rally
Thousands of people take in an anti-terrorism rally in the capital, Tunis, with a rally ending at the Bardo Museum where militant gunmen killed 22 people.
VIDEO: Thousands watch Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Singapore to bid farewell to the founding father of the city-state, Lee Kuan Yew.
VIDEO: Passengers describe plane runway skid
Passengers describe the moment an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway as it landed at Halifax International Airport on Sunday.
VIDEO: Alps crash cockpit recording leaked
As forensics teams say they have isolated 78 strands of DNA at the Germanwings Alps crash site, more details of the plane's final moments have reportedly been leaked to German media.
VIDEO: Race is on to count Nigeria votes
International observers have praised Nigeria's elections, despite technical hitches, protests and reports of violence.
VIDEO: Toddler sneaks out for a Slushie
A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.
VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports
VIDEO: Tapping into Armenia's potential
Armenian authorities investigate new technology and online industries as a way of creating wealth.
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The man admired by presidents and warlords
The name admired by presidents and warlords
Immigrants drawn back to California
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan
The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device
Empty grounds & bus depots in Brazil
World Cup's expensive legacy in Brazil as stadium lie empty
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