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At least six hikers have been killed and others severely injured on a mountain in Indonesia after a bonfire raged out of control due to dry conditions.
A light aircraft has crashed into a residential area of the Colombian capital, Bogota killing five people and injuring seven.
The Duke of Cambridge is to deliver a speech on the illegal ivory trade for broadcast on Chinese state TV, as the country's president arrives in the UK for a state visit.
Tensions are building among thousands of migrants heading north through Balkan states as their route to Western Europe is stalled by new controls.
What's it like for Afro-Americans in the land of the rising sun?
The UK government's cuts in support for renewable energy are criticised by the UN's chief environment scientist, Prof Jacquie McGlade.
Having more than 11 moles on one arm could be an indication of a higher risk of skin cancer or melanoma, research suggests.
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has responded angrily to claims that her party is too friendly to Muslims.
Guatemalan farmers' woe as drought decimates crops
How a group of barely educated female labourers took on a multinational
The reclusive manga artist and his man-eating giants
France's migrant 'cemetery' in the Indian Ocean
A British man speaks to the BBC about his decision to travel to eastern Ukraine to fight with pro-Russian forces.
Japanese artist Hajime Isayama, whose Attack on Titan series of graphic novels has made him a global best-seller and a cult figure, gives an exclusive interview to the BBC.
Damian Grammaticas reports from the Serbian-Croatian border where hundreds of migrants have been stranded.
People vote in Egypt in the first round of long-delayed elections to choose a new parliament, with most candidates supporters of President Sisi.
A baguette baked at the Milan Expo in Italy has been declared by Guinness World Records to be the longest in the world.
At least 40 militants with the so-called Islamic State have been killed in air strikes in Syria, a monitoring group says.
Deutsche Bank has announced a radical restructuring as part of a drive to restore its reputation and profitability.
A German politician who was stabbed in the neck while campaigning in the city of Cologne on Saturday is elected mayor of the city.