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Animals in one of Venezuela's main zoos are reported to be dying of hunger because of chronic food shortages.
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.
Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.
A lawyer known as the Texas Law Hawk has become an internet star through a series of bizarre ads.
A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of "almost unimaginable" brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.
It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
A look at a new hostel in India, which claims to be the first in the country aimed specifically at people trying to set up their own businesses.
Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.
Pope Francis warns that the "world is at war", but says it is a conflict of interests rather than religion.
French President Francois Hollande has attended a memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has thanked Australians for their support.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.
Two men who killed a priest in France pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, according to a newly released unverified video.
To escape Syria, Yusra Mardini swam part of the way to Europe. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics.
A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria.
Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe threatens to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their long-standing support for him.