BBC World Service
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A man is arrested in the US state of Kansas and accused of planning to detonate a suicide car bomb at an airport, authorities say.
Eighteen gas pipeline workers, most of them Iranians, have been shot dead in an attack north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports.
Rwanda's Supreme Court upholds the conviction of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and increases her jail term from eight to 15 years.
The African Union authorises increasing the number of soldiers deployed to Central African Republic to 6,000 as it spirals into sectarian conflict.
A British cameraman, Aris Roussinos, has won a prestigious Rory Peck Award for his coverage of the Mali 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.
Adrian Sutil has signed to race for the Swiss Sauber team in 2014 after losing his seat at Force India.
A record number of Tibetans have been displaced in their own homeland amid rampant mining and river damming in the vacated areas, researchers say.