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The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.
Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from the region.
Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.
Riyadh tries to counter the pull of Islamic State among its citizens
A ray of light in Pakistan's drought-hit Thar desert
The Syrians who nearly died in a tank of melted chocolate
The man who gave his forgeries to museums - and fooled them
A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.
A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.
Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.
Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.
Is fibre key to getting all of Africa online?
In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.
It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
Flood warnings have been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir after torrential rain and a rise in levels of the Jhelum river.