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Potential Fifa presidential candidate Ramon Vega says the time is right for an ex-player to lead the sport's governing body.
A crush near Mecca last month killed nearly three times as many people as Saudi Arabia has admitted, according to a tally by the Associated Press.
The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie tours the cave where President Xi Jinping lived as a teenager
Chinese investment group SinoFortone plans to invest more than £5bn in waste power and amusement park.
Administrators from PwC have been appointed to parts of Caparo Industries' steel operations.
Protests over proposed increases in tuition fees force the suspension of teaching at three of South Africa's top universities.
Egyptians mock turnout in parliamentary polls
West Brom's James McClean escapes punishment after his celebrations in front of Sunderland fans started an on-field brawl.
British stars David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig are to star together in an Off Broadway production of Shakespeare's Othello next autumn.
Leeds name Steve Evans as head coach to replace Uwe Rosler, as owner Massimo Cellino is banned by the Football League.
Thousands of migrants are trapped at borders in the Balkans, some spending the night in the rain and cold, as their options for travelling north shrink.
A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa is now in a "serious but stable" condition, according to the hospital where she is being treated.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' second record, Chasing Yesterday, wins best album at the Q Awards.
A UN document aimed at getting member states to decriminalise drugs has been withdrawn.
An explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, levels dozens of buildings in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.