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The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.
Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
The US justice department seeks the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which claimed nine lives last year.
The trail of clues after the Taliban leader was killed
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison after being ordered to stand trial on charges of sexual assault.
New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
The UN says it is very concerned for some 50,000 civilians still in the Iraqi city of Falluja, where the army is battling Islamic State militants.
Protests are held in Rome after it emerged that Italy's mafia may have organised large-scale cheating during an entry exam for prison guards.
Chewbacca from Star Wars takes a break from filming to pay a visit to a primary school in County Kerry.
As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.
US planes have been attacking targets of the so-called Islamic State group, as Iraqi government forces try to win back control of the city of Falluja.
A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.
A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
The father of a Lebanese soldier who was abducted and killed by jihadist militants takes revenge by killing the nephew of the man he holds responsible.
Twitter's chief executive explains why he is changing its restrictions on how long tweets are allowed to be.
French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.
Hard labour to make shea butter for beauty products
Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.
About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.