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Malaysia passes a controversial anti-terrorism bill, reintroducing detention without trial, which it says is needed to tackle Islamic extremism.
Naturists start using South Africa's first official nudist beach despite ongoing protests against it.
Stocks on Wall Street open higher, with a series of takeover deals helping to push prices higher.
Microsoft is to hire more people with autism in full-time roles.
Sci-fi favourite Doctor Who will remain on TV for at least another five years, according to its executive producer Steven Moffat.
Russian Premier League side Torpedo Moscow will play two games in an empty stadium after fans display a Nazi symbol.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is happy with the team's progress after his difficult start to the campaign.
The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.
The United Nations Security Council has demanded urgent humanitarian access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
Police say there is "no need for further action" against Jeremy Clarkson in their Top Gear "fracas" inquiry.
Iraqi forensic experts are exhuming suspected mass graves of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants in a massacre in June 2014.
Hundreds of students take part in a march in Nairobi to remember those killed in last week's attack at Garissa University.
Frame by Frame is a new documentary looking at the challenges photojournalists face in Afghanistan.
The highs and lows of Olympic champion Liu Xiang
Fears of flare-up in Nagorno-Karabakh
Turkish police have detained two people suspected of being involved in a gun attack on Fenerbahce's team coach.
A man released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama says he blames his conviction on being black and poor.
Turkey threatened to ban Google unless it removed links to controversial images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.
An 11-year-old Australian boy who went missing during a family camping trip five days ago has been found alive.
Fifa chief Sepp Blatter says teams found guilty of racism must be punished by suspensions, points deductions or even relegation.