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A former head of Guatemala's football federation, Brayan Jimenez, is arrested as part of the US corruption investigation into Fifa.
The acid attack survivor who is redefining beauty
Mistrust and fear as heartlands return to Taliban
The aunties and grannies who influence China's stock markets
Four Israelis are charged over the beating of an Eritrean migrant who was mistaken for a gunman during an attack last October.
Taiwan's voters go to the polls on Saturday to choose a new president and parliament.
Click tries out the world's first commercially available running shoe with a 3D-printed midsole
Jobs, soldiers and No 1 songs – since Obama took office
Lyse Doucet, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent, explains the Middle East stories that are likely to dominate in 2016.
In 1995, Dr Konrad Maurer found the missing case study of the first ever Alzheimer's patient.
President Barack Obama is set to strike an optimistic and hopeful tone in his final State of the Union address.
The IAAF warned Russia its athletes were risking their lives by blood doping - six years before the country was banned from track and field.
The South African artist Beezy Bailey has paid tribute to his friend David Bowie who died on Sunday at the age of 69.