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The government of Myanmar holds landmark peace talks with armed ethnic groups as part of efforts to bring an end to decades of conflict.
A unicyclist has been performing stunts on top of a chimney in Romania that is 250m high - one of the tallest structures in the city of Targu Jiu.
Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.
US singer Chris Brown is arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman tells police he threatened her with a gun.
Nine people die when a care home for the elderly in northern Japan is flooded as a result of Typhoon Lionrock, with two others reported dead.
South Korea's biggest shipping group Hanjin is set to enter receivership after its creditors refused to provide further funding to the indebted firm.
South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.
A pink cockatoo, thought to be the oldest bird of its kind in captivity, has died at a US zoo.
Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.
Singer Selena Gomez suffers from lupus and says she needs to tackle her health problems "head on".
Two of more than 500 ordinary Sierra Leoneans who volunteered to bury Ebola victims, describe how their lives have been changed by the epidemic.
Singapore advises all pregnant women showing Zika symptoms to be tested for the virus, as the number of locally transmitted cases increases.
The chief strategist of IS, whose calls for attacks against the West led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist group says.
Police in Los Angeles have arrested the US singer, Chris Brown, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Google plans to expand a ride-sharing service in San Francisco, setting up a potential showdown with market leaders Uber and Lyft.
Former defence minister Yuriko Koike was recently elected governor of Tokyo in a landslide victory, making her the first woman to lead the Japanese capital.
A stillborn baby is cremated after being incorrectly identified by staff at a Sydney Hospital in a scandal that follows a deadly newborn "laughing gas" mix-up.
African forest elephants have an extremely slow birth rate, putting them under greater pressure from poaching, a study suggests.
The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi collects some tips for politicians after a minister says women tourists should avoid wearing skirts.
BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy asks Colombians in the capital Bogota whether they think the peace agreement with the Farc rebels signals a new start for the country.