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The BBC speaks to the chair of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma about women's rights in Africa.
The BBC speaks to Sonita Alizadeh, who started rapping after she was nearly sold as a bride by her family.
Hilary Swank, Oscar-winning actor, talks to BBC 100 Women.
One of Brazil's richest businessmen and a leading senator are arrested as part of a corruption inquiry into the state oil giant Petrobras.
The businesses offering hope to Mexican prisoners
Striking drone footage shows the extent of the retreat of Switzerland's Rhone Glacier, as scientists warn such magisterial ice-masses will have almost vanished by the end of the century.
The end of its bombing campaign against Islamic State does not mean Canada is scaling back its role, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A legend of American football, Frank Gifford, suffered from a concussion-related brain injury when he died, his family reveals.
Pope Francis urges Kenyans to work for peace as he starts his visit to Africa, with crowds lining the streets of the capital to welcome him.
The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
President Barack Obama pardons turkeys for the seventh year in a row, this time a pair named 'Honest' and 'Abe'.
The release of a video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times sparks largely peaceful protests in Chicago.
A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
How sport responds to security risks
European countries cannot accept so many refugees, says France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls before a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
The UN's aid chief accuses Yemen's Houthi rebel movement of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the country's third city of Taiz.
The so-called Islamic State group says one of its suicide bombers carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia.
Former French minister Philippe Douste-Blazy helps to deliver a baby girl on an Air France flight to Paris.
Prior to his arrival in Kenya for a three-nation African tour, Pope Francis was filmed on board the papal plane greeting reporters.
Why so many European universities are joining forces