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An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
Men who commit adultery could be sent to jail under a new law being debated by parliament in Cameroon, where women already face the same sanction.
A wanted Saudi man has been shot dead during a police raid in the country's predominantly Shia east, officials say.
Nearly 200 people fleeing Boko Haram militants have died of starvation in the Nigerian city of Bama in the past month, medical charity MSF says.
Democrats have staged a sit-in in the lower house of the US Congress to demand a vote on gun control legislation.
Kuwait files a lawsuit demanding $1bn in damages from the International Olympic Committee because of the suspension of its Olympic committee.
A Japanese porn industry association apologises and promises reform, amid allegations women were being forced to perform.
Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 13 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
China's Ministry of Education says it will tear up any school running tracks found to contain hazardous materials blamed for making students ill.
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo visits the remote Natuna Islands in the South China Sea, as maritime rights dispute with China.
The first bid is confirmed for McDonald's China and Hong Kong restaurants, as the US fast food giant plans to franchise its business in the country.
One of cinema's greatest villains will make some sort of appearance in the Star Wars prequel film, Rogue One.
Millions of members of the Chinese Communist Party are being asked to complete a 20 question quiz testing their knowledge of party doctrine.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the latest test of a mid-range missile shows his country has "the sure capability to attack US interests".
The BBC has obtained harrowing footage from activists in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Democrats in the US Congress are staging a protest in the House of Representatives.
Seven people, including three Australians and a New Zealander, are believed kidnapped in Nigeria in an attack which left one person dead.
South Korean car maker Kia comes first in a closely watched US car quality ranking, edging out the luxury brands that usually claim the top spot.
Brazil's supreme court rules there is enough evidence to file new corruption charges against the suspended leader of the lower house of Congress.