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Three Indian peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan's Jonglei state, India's UN envoy says.
More than 80 people have been injured - four seriously - after the ceiling in the Apollo Theatre in central London collapsed during a performance.
EU leaders say the bloc's defence capabilities must be improved to make military deployments more rapid and effective.
President Barack Obama commutes the sentences of eight Americans who would have been released from prison under current drug sentencing laws.
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German prosecutors are calling for a life sentence for 92-year-old Siert Bruins who is on trial over the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.
European stock markets rise on news of the US Fed's "taper", but Wall Street fails to hold on to gains made after the announcement.
Canada's first faith-based law school has been approved over objections from gay-rights advocates and hundreds of law students.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defends a star of the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, suspended for derogatory remarks he made about homosexuality.
EU leaders meeting in Brussels are to sign off a long-awaited pact on closing failing banks, seen as the biggest centralisation of power in the bloc since the euro's launch.
US retail giant Target is investigating after data from 40 million credit cards is believed to have been stolen.
Vladimir Putin has said Russia's most famous prisoner and the president's biggest political enemy, could soon be freed.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere loses an appeal against the length of his ban after he admitted making an abusive hand gesture.
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is told by owner Vincent Tan to resign or he will be sacked, BBC Sport has learned.
Aircraft manufacturer BAE systems says the United Arab Emirates has pulled out of a proposed deal to buy Eurofighter aircraft.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor requests an adjournment in the trial of Kenya's President Kenyatta after the loss of two key witnesses.
Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London in May.
The leader of the al-Nusra Front says the al-Qaeda affiliate will not accept the outcome of next month's proposed Geneva II peace conference on Syria.
The national library in Mogadishu, currently in ruins after years of conflict, is to be rebuilt in Somalia, the government announces.
Intimate voicemails left for Kate Middleton by Prince William were hacked by the News of the World, the phone-hacking trial hears.