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Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash
Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
US tells Turkey and Russia to end row
US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
Taj Mahal 'not a Hindu temple'
India's government rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
Blast reported at Istanbul metro
An explosion is heard at Istanbul's Bayrampasa metro station, with reports of injuries but no word on the cause of the blast.
US 'to deploy special force' to Iraq
The US is to deploy a specialised force to Iraq to build pressure on Islamic State militants, says US defence secretary Ashton Carter.
COP21: Coal plans to derail 2 degrees
Attempts to keep global warming to 2 degrees will be wildly off course if all planned coal fire plants around the world are built.
Qatar 'shame' over labour reform
Amnesty International says Qatar has done 'almost nothing effective' to end labour exploitation since winning the 2022 World Cup bid five years ago.
German cabinet approves IS mission
The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
French PM warns of far-right 'trickery'
France's Manuel Valls urges voters not to fall for the "trickery" of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, ahead of key regional polls on Sunday.
Syria jihadists release Lebanese troops
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, officials say.
Kenya warning after 'terror drill' death
Kenya's police chief warns universities not to carry out security drills without his approval after a woman died in an exercise which went wrong.
Penguin zoo death baffles German police
Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.
Justin Trudeau using father's desk
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opts out of using former prime minister Stephen Harper's desk and uses his deceased father's desk instead.
VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'
Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
VIDEO: Residents on Pacific island 'must move'
The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the Pacific island of Vanuatu, described by some as being on the "front line of climate change".
VIDEO: Japan's whale hunting 'against logic'
Japan has said it will resume whale hunting for 'research purposes'.
VIDEO: Yacht owner's expensive mistake
A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
VIDEO: The vest that lets you feel words
How a vibrating vest could change the way deaf people understand speech
VIDEO: Colorado abortion clinic 'gunman' in court
The gunman who allegedly killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has appeared in court and will be charged with first-degree murder.
VIDEO: The rise of the banking app?
The BBC's Personal Finance correspondent Simon Gompertz looks at the rising popularity of banking by app.
VIDEO: First of 6 officers head to trial in Gray case
Jury selection has begun in the first trial over the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man whose death in police custody set off days of protests.
Beijing smog: The difference a month makes
What a difference a month makes
Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?
Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?
VIDEO: Capturing yoga's twists and turns
A photographer's journey back to health
The images and influence of Japan's greatest manga artist
The images of Japan's manga horror king
Sectarian terror fears grip Bangladesh
Bangladesh lurches from secularism to sectarian strife
Finding Argentina's stolen babies
Argentine activist talks about finding her own grandson