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The alleged murder of two women in China, reportedly so their bodies could be used in ghost weddings, shines a light on an ancient and enduring Chinese ritual.
A Chicago court accepts that artist Peter Doig did not paint a landscape, valued at $10m (£7.6m) when it was believed to be by him.
A parliamentary delegation from Demark will visit Australia's offshore detention centre on Nauru to find out if the controversial immigration policy could be rolled out in Europe.
Floods in India's holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh force a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges, officials say.
China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.
Pyongyang's Central Zoo, home to elephants, turtles and a surprisingly large variety of dogs, re-opened its doors after some two years of renovations.
The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials tell US media.
The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.
A new study suggests ramen noodles are now the most valuable prison commodity. Why and how do inmates whip up their own delicacies?
A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether it matters that Olympians have switched nationalities.
Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound milestone for the speed and distance of its electric vehicles.
As US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in the Turkish capital, how do relations between the two countries stand?
The world's newest gold rush is under way in the West African country of Mauritania as thousands rush into the Sahara hoping to strike it rich.
Gaza's last tiger Laziz is leaving for a new home and life in a South African sanctuary.
Indian woman takes on the trolls after writing in defence of the female gaze.
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.
President Barack Obama tours the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months.
A baby squirrel monkey, who was rejected by her mother, has been cared for by a cat.
Emails linking IOC (International Olympic Committee) member Pat Hickey to the head of a company alleged to have resold Olympic tickets have been found, say police in Rio.