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Cameroon will deploy an extra 2,000 troops along its northern border with Nigeria to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state television reports.
Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.
The nuclear deal with Iran is not meant to "reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism", US Secretary of State John Kerry tells US Congress.
Three Russian opposition activists - supporters of Alexei Navalny - go on hunger strike after being barred from regional elections.
As search goes on for two teenagers who went missing while fishing in Florida, their mothers think they are still alive.
Oscar-winning actors Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will launch their effort to become double Oscar winners at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
The wreckage of a submarine found off the Swedish coast is probably that of a Russian vessel that dates back to World War One, Swedish Armed Forces say.
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
Kevin Pietersen pays tribute to his mentor Clive Rice after the ex-South Africa all-rounder dies aged 66.
A man convicted of murdering missing Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers is jailed for life and will serve at least 33 years in prison.
Police in the city of Yangon in Myanmar seize methamphetamine tablets with an estimated value of more than $100m (£64m) in an abandoned truck.
South Africa's governing party accuses the private sector of being "unpatriotic" following an announcement that mining companies will cut thousands of jobs.
Turkey's president says his country cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds amid attacks by Kurdish militants on Turkish targets.
Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.
Welsh tearooms are somewhat of a phenomenon in parts of Patagonia, Argentina, the BBC's Steffan Messenger finds.
Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his transfer spending this summer will not be influenced by other clubs.
Russia-Ukraine tug-of-war over St Vladimir
A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
Lord Sewel resigns from the House of Lords and apologises for "the pain and embarrassment" caused after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes.