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America's four late-term abortion doctors
Facebook reports a sharp drop in profits, partly due to increased spending on research and development.
Arsenal score twice in three second-half minutes to come from behind and earn a draw with Liverpool at the Emirates.
Prime Minister David Cameron says the international community should use "everything at its disposal" to fight terrorism, on a visit to Algeria.
An Ohio judge rules that the rape trial of two high school football players will take place in the county where the alleged attack happened.
Colombia's rebel group Farc says it intends to carry on capturing military personnel, despite warnings that it could undermine peace talks.
The Federal Reserve confirms it will keep interest rates at near-zero at least until the US jobless rate falls below 6.5%.
Lance Armstrong claims that his life ban from sport makes him a 'fall guy' for a century of cheating in the Tour de France.
Togo qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals for the first time by holding Tunisia to a draw in Nelspruit.
Israeli forces attack a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border, unconfirmed reports say, amid fears that Syrian weaponry might fall into rebel hands.
Group D winners Ivory Coast rescue a draw against Algeria to maintain their unbeaten record in the Nations Cup.
The governor of Brazil's most populous state, Sao Paulo, orders tighter inspections of nightclubs and cinemas after a fire that killed 235 people.
A massive storm system brings mayhem to a swathe of the US, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity.
More than 100 suspected people-smugglers have been arrested in countries around Europe in one of the largest such co-ordinated swoops, says Europol.
France says a sandstorm is preventing its troops from entering the last major town in northern Mali in their offensive against Islamist militants.
Horsemeat found in burgers produced in the Irish Republic came from a Polish supplier, the UK Food Standards Agency says.
Mario Balotelli says he had no hesitation in joining AC Milan from Manchester City because it was a long-term ambition.
Wizkid, the young singer-songwriter taking over Nigeria's music scene, speaks to BBC Africa about his success.
A Dutch court rejects four out of five allegations against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over oil pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie is found guilty of her murder and told he will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail.