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Why Iranian women are freer than most in the Middle East
A new radiation scanner has been developed for babies in order to reassure Fukushima families affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Prince Harry lost his seating from a polo pony as he played in a fundraising match in South Africa.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledges to bring to justice the killers of pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, as unrest breaks out in Istanbul.
Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented by a new fence from entering Macedonia from Greece leave up to 40 people injured.
Police in Kosovo arrest a prominent opposition MP and 86 members of his party after he addresses a big anti-government protest.
The Queen has joked that she was made to feel old by the new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, after he spoke of her historic visits to Canada.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in front of huge crowds in Uganda on the second stage of his three-country Africa tour.
Macedonia erects a fence on its border with Greece to limit the flow of migrants to the country.
A prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer is shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir, amid rising tension in the country's Kurdish areas.
Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a shrine where dozens of Ugandan Christians were martyred for their faith on the latest stage of his African trip.
A booby-trapped mass grave feared to hold more than 100 bodies is found near Sinjar, northern Iraq, after the town was freed from IS fighters.
Several of the weapons used by militants during the Paris attacks were made in Serbia in the 1990s, the head of a Serbian arms manufacturer says.
Commonwealth countries must lead the fight against extremism, corruption and climate change, David Cameron says in a speech in Malta.
A shooting at a family planning clinic in the US town of Colorado Springs leaves two civilians and a policeman dead, with the suspected gunman arrested.
The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in Egypt as speculation mounts about a hidden chamber inside.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.
A leading pro-Kurdish lawyer has been shot dead in south-eastern Turkey during a gun battle between police and unidentified gunmen.
The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.