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Key quotes and photos from the Pope's visit to Kenya
The EU will give fresh impetus next month to Turkey's bid to join the 28-nation bloc by opening talks on economic policy, Turkey says.
Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.
A man who was filming on his phone while driving past a bushfire says he is lucky to be alive, after the flames engulfed his car.
A demolition worker has survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him in Alabama, US.
Citizen journalists are the main - and often only - source of information about life in a city controlled by the so-called Islamic State.
Huge pillow fights among US cadets to mark the end of summer training at the prestigious West Point military academy are to be banned.
The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
An Australian man films his terrifying trip through the heart of a bushfire.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is criticised for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter.
Testing the suitcase with built-in shelves and other travel gadgets
The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the corpse on Facebook is found guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.
A mother who left her newborn baby in a manger in a nativity scene in a New York church has been found and will not be charged, officials say.
Officials from North and South Korea are meeting for rare talks aimed at improving long-strained ties, after a military stand-off in August.
Young professionals leave London and head to Ghana
A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting, his party says, less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.
Why being told what to do angers Indian women
Crimea in the dark in sabotage row
How black, white, Mexican, Jewish, Asian and other families celebrate