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Prosecutors in Brazil request the indictment of former football international Edilson for alleged involvement in a lottery fraud scheme.
What are the Pope's five big issues in Africa?
Three people die and 13 soldiers are captured by the Taliban after a helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan's Faryab province.
The children who act as deities in Varanasi
Fifa is investigates the Hong Kong Football Association after fans booed the national anthem during a match against China, despite a previous warning.
German police take legal action against theatre staff in the city of Mainz for disrupting an anti-foreigner rally by singing Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
Homeless photographers capture their lives
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.
The Canadian government says it will resettle only 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year - less than half the number it promised earlier.
Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says.
An explosion hits a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, killing at least 13 people, sparking a state of emergency.
Starting new businesses after the Soviet Union fell
Tennis doubles No. 1 Sania Mirza is one of India's highest earning athletes.
Western Australia police arrest a naked man accused of rifling through a car and stealing a hamburger.
A terminally ill teenage boy from Pakistan has been flown to the UK to fulfil his dying wish to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.
Women in Raqqa ‘fed to hyenas’ for defying Islamic State
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith speaks to director Steven Spielberg about his new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, the power of TV, and the trickiest actor he has ever worked with.
The hostage situation in the French town of Roubaix, near Belgium, has ended, with the hostages now safe, local officials say.
The Amazon.com entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has claimed success on the second flight of his New Shepard spaceship.
Paris's chief prosecutor says the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was near the Bataclan theatre while a siege was taking place.