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Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani speaks to residents in Peshawar where 'courage is replacing fear' as more people demand government action against the Taliban.
Twelve workers have been rescued after being trapped for four days in a collapsed tunnel in Vietnam's Lam Dong region.
An off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre might have been recognised as an officer, the chief constable says.
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
A Greek MP says he was offered a bribe worth 3m euros in order to vote for the government's candidate in a critical presidential vote.
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
Former England striker Gary Lineker says the way Fifa is running world football is a "farce" and "hugely depressing".
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.
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Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.
China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.