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The Syrian army says it is observing a partial truce in most parts of Syria apart from in the divided second city of Aleppo, where air strikes have been reported.
A Colorado woman is sentenced to 100 years in prison for cutting a nearly eight-month-old foetus from a stranger's womb in a brutal attack.
Thirteen people are presumed dead after a crash near Bergen in Norway, in which eyewitnesses say the rotor blades separated from the helicopter.
Hitching a ride to North Korea with laureates and a prince
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.
A six-storey building collapses in Nairobi in Kenya, after heavy rains and flooding across the country.
A US military report into an air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan in 2015 concludes that it "was not a war crime".
Thousands of Argentines stage a noisy protest against job cuts imposed under President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms.
Hundreds of protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a California hotel, delaying a speech by Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump.
Nervous start for new Russian cosmodrome
Why is North Korea's congress meeting after 40 years?
Highlights from Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinners
How Beyonce gave up hit singles to become an albums artist
Why is this Indian woman painting her face black?
The country worst hit by Chernobyl gets its own reactor
The online community who live stream their illegal calls
UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.
A judge in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, bars nightclubs from opening until they have set up proper health and safety systems following recent drug deaths.
The two largest parties in the Republic of Ireland reach agreement on the shape of a future government.
A Russian jet fighter intercepted a US Air Force plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon says.