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A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing.
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
Peace talks aimed at ending the South Sudan conflict are extended indefinitely after the government and rebels miss the deadline for a deal.
A film director has told the BBC how she obtained a controversial interview with an Indian rapist on death row.
Parliamentarians in Poland will be offered military training because of fears that the war in Ukraine could spread to neighbouring countries.
One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.
Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.
Manchester United's Jonny Evans and Newcastle's Papiss Cisse are charged with spitting by the Football Association.
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.
Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.