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Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
Why China's separatists are now unwelcome in Central Asia
Greece would struggle to find creditors outside of the EU and IMF, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says.
Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 88% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $3.3bn.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson can play again after serving a ban for assaulting his four-year-old son.
An Ohio man who travelled to Syria to fight with al Nusrah Front has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack in the US.
England full-back Sam Tomkins will rejoin Wigan Warriors on a four-year deal after agreeing to leave New Zealand Warriors.
The Vatican ends a six-year row with a group of American nuns it had branded "radical feminists" who were undermining Church teaching.
French police are looking for three thieves who stole a handbag containing €5m worth of jewels after breaking into an art collector's car in traffic.
Sepp Blatter is likened to Jesus and Nelson Mandela as Concafaf members give him their backing for May's Fifa election.
UKIP says a £1m donation from Express owner Richard Desmond will help it "significantly" in its election campaign.
Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard after a row on a boat heading to Italy.
Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seize the southern Yemeni airport Mukalla, taking advantage of chaos elsewhere in the country.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.
The New York City Council has approved a marker recognising the contributions of slaves to the city's founding and economy
The CEO of a US credit card firm will take a 90 per cent pay cut so that his staff can receive a pay rise.
Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.
Islamic State steps up its assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching a series of suicide attacks against government positions.
All of the Russian president's skills as a negotiator were called upon in his 13th annual telethon when he was asked to convince Boris to let his wife have a dog.
A body found at a farm north of Glasgow is missing Cork student Karen Buckley, Police Scotland confirm.