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Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Anzac Day remembrance service in Canberra.
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?
Soldier's widow pounds the streets to cope with grief
Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.
A Koranic teacher, who has fled to Niger, tells the BBC about a Boko Haram attack on his village last year.
Lima's late strike gives Benfica a narrow advantage over Juventus in a high-quality Europa League semi-final first leg.
Three American medics have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say.
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Rafael Nadal safely books his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-3 win over Croatian Ivan Dodig.
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.