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Britain is reviewing its navy options in Gibraltar following an illegal incursion into its territorial waters, a Foreign Office minister says.
Thirty-nine DR Congo government soldiers accused of war crimes, including charges of mass rape, go on trial.
A US white supremacist who targeted black and Jewish people in a nationwide killing spree is put to death in the US state of Missouri.
Eleven Egyptian military personnel are killed and dozens more wounded in a car bomb attack near the North Sinai city of el-Arish.
French judges open a formal investigation into senior directors of Ikea France accused of snooping on employees and customers.
Frederick Sanger, the British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize, has died at the age of 95.
The prime minister says the government has no plans for an amnesty for those who involved in violence during Northern Ireland's Troubles.
The European Parliament calls for an EU treaty change to stop MEPs' expensive monthly shuttle to Strasbourg.
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted several times on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, forcing more residents to evacuate.
BBC experiences dangers faced by Somalia peacekeepers
At least 29 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in mostly Shia districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials and medics say.
British Wimbledon champion Andy Murray practises on court for the first time since undergoing back surgery in September.
The Elvis Presley brand has been sold to the company that already has the rights to the image of Marilyn Monroe.
There should be an end to prosecutions for killings related to the Troubles before the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland's attorney general says.
An appeal by UK charities to help victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines typhoon raises £50m in eight days.
How Tacloban is coping after Typhoon Haiyan
Four people die and another is injured in a house fire in north Derbyshire.
Human Rights Watch condemns the sentencing of a Kuwaiti man to five years in prison for a comment he made on Twitter about Sunni-Shia theology.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, receives the EU's Sakharov human rights prize in Strasbourg.
England are set to defend the Ashes against Australia in Brisbane, as Kevin Pietersen is hailed as England's best ever player.