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More than 60 people held by the Taliban in the south of Afghanistan are freed by special forces in an overnight operation, Nato officials say.
A judge in the German city of Cologne dismisses sexual assault charges against an Algerian man, in the first trial over sexual crimes at New Year celebrations.
After months of wrangling, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari finally signs into law a 2016 budget designed to kick-start the economy.
In the aftermath of an air strike on an Idlib refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people, Will Ross reports that there is 'little hope of real ceasefire' in Syria.
Canny Putin takes centre stage with concert among the ruins
Julia Carneiro reports six months after Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster, the collapse of a dam near the city of Mariana.
North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
Live-streaming sites no longer allow videos of people eating the fruit in a "seductive" fashion.
A 26-year-old Algerian appears in court in the German city of Cologne, in the first trial over sexual assault at New Year celebrations.
An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
Controversial businessman Jacob Juma is shot dead in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, several months after warning there was a plot to kill him.
The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life
Pakistani police say the brother of a sweet-shop owner poisoned a batch of sweets that killed more than 30 people last month.
Trying out KFC's flavoured nail polish
A seven-year-old girl from Virginia who was born without hands wins a US national handwriting contest.