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The African Union authorises increasing the number of soldiers deployed to Central African Republic to 6,000 as it spirals into sectarian conflict.
Nelson Mandela's period of lying in state ends with mourners rushing past police, eager to join the tens of thousands who have filed past his body since Wednesday.
The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue is a "milestone" but not the end of the road, the country's finance minister says.
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen fall 12% after General Motors sells the 7% stake in the French carmaker that it bought last year.
Police in Denver are investigating a fight outside an American football stadium in which at least three people were stabbed at the end of a game.
An attack by Islamist rebels has left at least 10 people dead over the past two days in the Syrian town of Adra, activists and eyewitnesses say.
The closure of the first failing free school has been ordered by the Department for Education, after inspectors found standards there unacceptably poor.
A Ukrainian court frees nine people arrested during clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police, a key demand of the protest movement.
Russia indicates it will not allow the 26 foreign nationals that made up Greenpeace's Arctic crew to leave the country, the group says.
US casino operator Las Vegas Sands cancels a plan to create a huge casino complex, called Eurovegas, near Madrid.
A new musical telling the early life of Kinks frontman Ray Davies is set to open at London's Hampstead Theatre next year.
Berlin prosecutors are considering murder charges against a former guard at Dachau Nazi camp, who earlier gave an interview to a tabloid newspaper.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to miss eight games after injuring his thigh while taking a corner.
A record number of Tibetans have been displaced in their own homeland amid rampant mining and river damming in the vacated areas, researchers say.
The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial is told defendant Michael Adebowale will not give or call any evidence in his defence.
Family members of Italy's most-wanted Sicilian Mafia suspect, Matteo Messina Denaro, are arrested in a police swoop in western Sicily.
An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
Bowling coach David Saker says England missed their opportunity on day one of the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth.
The execution of a once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises fresh fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state.
The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports.