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Militants freed an Australian woman kidnapped with her husband last month in Burkina Faso, where they provided health services.
The snipers with rhino poachers in their sights
Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?
A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.
In the run up to the New Hampshire primary, BBC Pop Up is picking up voters to talk about their thoughts on the presidential candidates.
Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.
Rescuers work through the night in Taiwan, as they search for more than 100 people who are still missing.
Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus.
Some members of the right-wing group Pegida in the French port of Calais protest against the presence of refugees there.
The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anisa, has died at the age of 86 in the capital Damascus, his office announces.
Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
Five people have now been arrested in connection with the killing of a UK pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer says.
Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tainan, where over 200 people have been rescued from buildings that collapsed after an earthquake
French coastguards rescue four migrants who were found trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.
The UN's top human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's president is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.