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A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
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Yolande Knell reports on hopes for the safe return of pilot Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh who was captured by the Islamic State group.
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.
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A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.