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The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official tells the BBC.
Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.
North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.
A man wearing a panda costume and a surgical mask is shot and wounded by US police after allegedly making a bomb threat against a TV station.
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A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
Rugby is banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players.
Luxury goods maker Gucci sends warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products to be burned as ritual funeral offerings.
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
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The UN Security Council is preparing a response after North Korea carried out two further missile tests, both of which failed.
Philip Hammond says he is keen to "forge new links" with Cuba as he becomes the first UK foreign secretary to visit the country since the years before the communist revolution of 1959.
An Australian woman working for an aid agency in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan has been kidnapped.
Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn unloads his shares in Apple over the company's prospects in China.
Colombia legalises same-sex marriage, becoming the fourth country in Latin America to do so.
Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against President Dilma Rousseff's electoral strategist.
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Helicopter firms are carrying out unauthorised sightseeing flights over Mount Everest, despite concerns the vibrations could trigger avalanches.