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After two days of unrest, the streets of Ferguson in Missouri were mostly quiet on Wednesday night, as Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.
A Japanese reporter denies defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, at the start of a trial criticised by Japan and local journalists.
Europe's governments told to get out of news business
A match between a Cricket Australia XI and India is cancelled after the death of Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi appeared in court to face sexual assault charges.
Hundreds of Israeli Arabs stamp their Facebook pictures with "second class citizen" to protest at a proposed law.
A 24-hour general strike over austerity measures shuts schools and public offices in Greece and heavily disrupted transport.
The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok.
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball.
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Asian shares saw mixed trading on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head.