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British police officers are to travel to Thailand to help investigate the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.
West Indies pull out midway through their India tour over a pay dispute, on a day of confusion and conflicting statements.
Mexican authorities say they have captured the suspected leader of a criminal gang allegedly involved in the disappearance of 43 students.
One of the Pope's staunchest critics says he is to be demoted from his senior posting, amid the Vatican Synod on reforms to Church teaching.
Pakistani scholar accused of being drunk during TV appearance
Journey home reveals a changing Afghanistan
The politician who's set thousands of pulses racing
Why the new Star Wars film was shot on a small Irish island
Fresh clashes break out in Hong Kong, as police use pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters.
Do US presidents carry cash around with them?
MPs call for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal went missing.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who has been sidelined since September, faces up to another month out with a calf injury.
At least 16 people die in an accident during a pop concert by popular band 4Minute in South Korea.
An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.
Poor communication and incompetent staff meant the World Health Organization failed to react swiftly Ebola outbreak in Africa, reports say.
Search and rescue teams spend a third day looking for survivors of a severe storm on a popular hiking trail in Nepal.
Dozens of Bangladeshi men are rescued after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery in Thailand.
Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.
Relatives of two Britons killed by Islamic State release a joint letter calling for "acts of unity" to help defeat the "hateful" militants.