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A faulty component as well as the crew's response caused an AirAsia plane to crash into the Java Sea last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
India's government refutes claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
Japanese whaling ships depart for the Antarctic hunt, after a one year pause, despite international opposition.
The images of Japan's manga horror king
Argentine activist talks about finding her own grandson
The Argentine campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo say they have found another child of a political detainee from the 1970s.
Roch Marc Kabore wins presidential elections in Burkina Faso, official results show, after a year of political turmoil in the country.
Venezuela arrests three people suspected of the murder of a regional opposition leader ahead of parliamentary elections.
Russians lose their favourite tourist destination
Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
Bangladesh lurches from secularism to sectarian strife
The BBC's Personal Finance correspondent Simon Gompertz looks at the rising popularity of banking by app.
Will Nigeria follow China's economic transformation?
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.
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.