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Fighting between Farc rebels and Colombia's government leaves at least nine people dead, as the latest round of peace talks start in Cuba.
A grandmother sentenced to death in Bali for drug trafficking loses her High Court challenge to a UK government refusal to fund a lawyer for her appeal.
Iran's reported plans to upgrade its uranium enrichment centrifuges would be a "further escalation" in the nuclear stand-off, the US warns.
Tour guides at the Egyptian Museum, located next to Tahrir Square, say the number of visitors has gone down from 5,000 a day before the revolution, to just a couple of hundred now.
The man who admitted creating and killing off a fake online girlfriend in a hoax targeting US football star Manti Te'o says he was in love with him.
A standoff between Alabama police and a man who has taken a five-year-old boy hostage enters a third day.
Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen admits that he took performance-enhancing drugs for 12 years between 1998 and 2010.
At least 65 planes abandoned at airports across Nigeria are being dismantled as part of efforts to improve air safety, an aviation official says.
Leaders from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and a prominent opposition coalition condemn political violence, after dozens are killed in a week of unrest.
David Beckham signs for Paris St-Germain on a five-month deal and says he will donate his salary to charity.
Metropolitan Police detectives arrest a third man as part of Operation Alice, the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" investigation.
Life in the Mali city of Timbuktu is gradually becoming more colourful after 10 months of strict Sharia law, following the recapture of the city from Islamist militants.
At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.
A man is found guilty of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun before he was shot dead by police in London, sparking riots in towns and cities across England.
The US Justice Department says a planned merger of the Budweiser and Corona beer brewers would stifle competition.
David Cameron tells Libyans that the UK will help to bring them "greater security" as he visited the country on the second leg of his Africa trip.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's ban for kicking out at a Swansea ball boy will not be increased from three matches.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed the worst political crackdown in the country's post-Soviet era, a human rights group says.
The director of Source Code, Duncan Jones, is to make a film based on the World of Warcraft video games.
Cape Town tour operator provides tablet computers