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A North Carolina police chief says video of a fatal police shooting does not provide "definitive" evidence the black man who died was pointing a gun.
Scientists bring singing fish into their lab to work out the biological secret of an aquatic creature that hums at night.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appoints long-standing ally Sergei Naryshkin as head of foreign intelligence services.
A three-year-old boy manages to survive alone for 72 hours in a forest in a remote area of Siberia renowned for its wolves and bears.
Hundreds of people could have drowned after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, survivors have told the BBC.
Photos posted to social media show repair works on China's Great Wall from two years ago resembling modern concrete paths.
French police detain two Belgian officers who offered a lift to 13 migrants and strayed into French territory, sparking a diplomatic spat.
Sierra Leonean police release a woman accused of female genital mutilation following pressure from a powerful group of circumcisers.
A young married couple who bonded through their shared struggles with cystic fibrosis have died within days of each other.
Scientists solve the bizarre mystery of the fish that hums at night.
Hillary Clinton skewers presidential rival Donald Trump with a "White Pride" joke in an interview on the Between Two Ferns online show.
Factions within South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) are battling over how best to improve the party's electoral fortunes after a poor showing in August's local elections.
The governor of North Carolina declares a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after a second night of protests over a police shooting.
At least 25 people have been killed and 70 others wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, medics say.
Afghanistan's government signs an agreement with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group, led by notorious militant Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
In 2009, Preston Brown gave up the dream of playing professional football for the NFL to coach his high school team in a poor and violent neighbourhood. Why do some people want him fired?
The EU should remove Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and the Tamil Tigers from its list of terrorist organisations, a top European Court adviser says.
After Ghana's president John Mahama quoted lines from Michael Jackson's Heal the World at the UN, here are five more politicians who used their favourite lyric to make a point.
Four coalition planes attacked Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour for an hour, Bashar al'Assad has said, so it was not an accident.
Women in a Mexican town vote in local elections for the first time.