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Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
A 1938 comic featuring the debut of Superman that was discovered in the wall of an abandoned home could set a new auction record, a dealer says.
Could Guantanamo's largest detainee group be released?
A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital.
A dancer alleged to have had paid sex as a minor with Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a court she lied to investigators in 2010.
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso is extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for laundering more than $70m in public funds.
Aleem Maqbool visits the Imam Hussein Mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the site of a holy pilgrimage for Shia Muslims.
Andros Townsend pulls out of the England Under-21s European Championship squad following FA betting charge.
Outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Wayne Rooney will stay at Old Trafford.
A 20-year-old American appears in a US court, accused of stabbing his relatives to death in the Czech Republic and setting fire to their bodies.
The wife of the soldier murdered in a London street says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, is sworn into office for an unprecedented third term in the capital, Quito.
Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald miss the cut at the PGA Championship at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari leads by one shot.
The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
Five climbers who went missing earlier this week on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal are feared dead, officials say.
Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.