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How one Iranian city marked a revolutionary anniversary
As Julius Malema's EFF group disrupt the opening of South Africa's parliament, we look at parliamentary brawls around the world - from throwing eggs to throwing fists.
Police in Myanmar decide for the first time to give protection to Aung San Suu Kyi after she received a death threat.
French President Francois Hollande names former PM Jean-Marc Ayrault as his new foreign minister, replacing Laurent Fabius.
A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp goes on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
Six teenagers die after parts of a lorry crash into their school bus in Rochefort, western France.
For the first time, scientists have detected tiny, rhythmic distortions in space and time - gravitational waves - predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.
A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
An attacker has opened fire at an education department office in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan province, killing six employees, officials have said.
North Korea vows to cut two crucial military communication hotlines with the South, as tension rises after the North's recent rocket and nuclear tests.
Is it becoming harder for international firms to avoid tax?
Two suspected people-smugglers are on trial in connection with the death of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and four other people.
Pope Francis sends more than 1,000 priests on a global mission to forgive grave sins that normally only he, or a top Church official, may pardon.
India's capital Delhi announces a second round of car rationing aimed at curbing alarming pollution levels.
Passengers on board a cruise ship battered by a major Atlantic storm off the US east coast, have been speaking about their voyage on the high seas.
A young Australian boy with cystic fibrosis was given the chance to save Sydney from a super villain on Thursday.
Assailants hurl petrol bombs and fire shots at the offices of two pro-government Turkish newspapers in Istanbul, the papers and the police say.
A couple who were separated following the Second World War have been reunited after more than 70 years apart.
More than 100 schools are closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard is sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city.
The BBC's Steve Evans reports from the border between North and South Korea on the shutting down of operations by South Korea, in the Kaesong industrial park.