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South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police tell the BBC.
An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani plays down his part in Madonna's fall at this year's Brit Awards, saying "we all know [she] is very difficult".
The man protecting China's elephants and their home
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.
Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
A teenager becomes the second person arrested on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67.
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.
The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.