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Police have clashed with protesters in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during an operation to shut down illegal food stalls.
People in New Hampshire prepare to vote for Democrats and Republicans seeking their party nomination in the first primary of the US presidential race.
A satellite sent into space by a widely condemned North Korean rocket launch is in orbit but it is not clear if it is working, says South Korea.
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for US president, the first time he has confirmed he is eyeing a bid.
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
The Mexican authorities in Veracruz state search for a reporter who was dragged from her home by armed men.
South Africa's top court is to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma must pay back the millions of dollars in public funds used to upgrade his rural home.
Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?
An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
Danish pensioner is world's oldest licensed powerlifter
Deadly attack raises questions for African forces in Somalia
Portugal has more pressing concerns than UK and EU
The elderly couple who will not leave the town of Peski on Ukraine's frontline despite shelling damaging their house.
How easy is it for authors to self-publish?
The widow of a former senior Islamic State leader is charged over the death of US hostage Kayla Mueller last year, the US justice department says.
A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what police believe could be a reprisal for a murder at a boxing match weigh-in on Friday.
History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?
Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia claims he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight because of his turban.
The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.