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A group of Kenyan atheists say they have suffered "blatant discrimination" after the authorities refused to register their society saying it could affect the "peace" in Kenya.
Royal Dutch Shell shares extend gains to 7% as it confirms it will cut 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years.
Thai police say they have arrested some unexpected lawbreakers during an anti-gambling raid - 32 elderly bridge players, including 12 Britons.
Lyse Doucet reports on Jordan's struggle to reconcile pressure to help even more refugees with the potential risk to its own security.
Australian Anglican and United churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers who face deportation to Nauru after a High Court ruling.
How Return of Kings used outrage to sell extreme ideas
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will turn himself over to UK police if a UN panel rules he has not been unlawfully detained on Friday.
A critically endangered radiated tortoise is missing from a zoo in Perth, Western Australia, with fears it could have been stolen for the pet trade.