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The US is ready to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama says, amid continued unrest.
Festival organiser Geoff Ellis tells Newsbeat that T in the Park can never be "complacent" over the issue of legal highs.
Artist Andres Amador explains how his skill at creating stunning beach designs with a rake has enthralled audiences across the world.
A separatist leader tells the BBC that militants will not surrender, despite a crackdown by Ukrainian forces.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to try to resolve tensions over the country's disputed presidential election.
Tributes pour in for celebrated Indian actress Zohra Sehgal who has died in the capital, Delhi, aged 102.
An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.
US must find spy dispute with Germany all too familiar
The head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality has flees to escape arrest in Rio over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police say.
Video-game arcades have all but died out, but Mark Starkey has salvaged and repaired old machines to keep the arcade alive.
Amnesty International says that it has "compelling evidence of beatings" of people kidnapped by separatist groups in eastern Ukraine.
A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Why was Madonna excused jury duty?
North-west Brazil struggles as floodwaters remain high
Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela
The Indian workers mutilated for refusing to be slaves
Ivory Coast stallholders go digital but need more tech to flourish
Can Matteo Achilli follow in Facebook's footsteps?