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Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.
A key minister in Brazil's new government steps aside after he was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct a major corruption probe.
Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson says she is "quietly confident" of being returned to parliament at the July election.
Eritrea celebrates independence war tactics 25 years on
Family members of missing people attend as experts begin to remove bodies from an illegal grave site in the state of Morelos.
US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.
A group of North Koreans working at a state-run restaurant overseas have defected, South Korea confirms, the second such case since April.
An Instagram photo of chef Anthony Bourdain dining in Vietnam with US President Barack Obama goes viral - but what does the picture say?
Gay refugees from the Middle East have faced abuse and harassment in Dutch camps - but now LGBT charities have begun to step in.
Streaming music platform Spotify saw revenue top 1.95bn euros ($2.2bn; £1.5bn) over the past year, but has yet to make a profit.
A thick layer of ash covers several villages in Indonesia after the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island.
A mother who has lived in Australia for most of her life could be deported to the United Kingdom after being released from prison.
Austria's new president vows to listen to the people's "fear and anger" after his far-right opponent narrowly misses out on a landmark victory.
A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage.
An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
The Syrian government accuses Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
Art and protest on a fallen tree in Kashmir
Bulgaria bans clothing almost none of its Muslims wear