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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon begins a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show.
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
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US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
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Family doctors are not prepared to shore up an emergency health care system left unsafe by "political meddling", a GP leader is to warn in a speech.
A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder in their infant son's death, four years after another son's death.
Health unions say the state of NHS services for people who can't get to a GP in many parts of England is "lamentable".
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More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.
Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma has vowed to push for a new law on shelters, after a huge twister there killed at least 24.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.