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France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
UK energy giant BG Group sells an Australian gas pipeline network to APA Group for $5bn (£3.2bn).
Children's favourite Paddington maintains pole position at the UK and Ireland box office for a second week in succession.
Shrien Dewani arrives back in England after being cleared by a court in South Africa of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010.
Louis van Gaal lines up Kevin Strootman & Arjen Robben deal, Manuel Pellegrini dismisses Manchester City job fears, plus more.
Asian shares were mostly lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth.
The BBC launches the Young Writers' Award to help celebrate 10 years of its National Short Story Award.
A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.
Australia pledges A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poor nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in an apparent government U-turn.
The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, says the World Health Organization head.