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South Korea's education minister apologises for a mistake in the national college entrance exam which meant two answers were correct.
Diplomats in Vienna are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talk of an extension.
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.
Lewis Hamilton says winning his second world title will be the start of a run of success for himself and team Mercedes.
Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report.
Man Utd plan Herrera-Shaqiri swap, Arsenal plot January swoop for Schar, big guns eye Hull's Robertson, plus more.
See all the pictures from the American Music Awards as Katy Perry and One Direction both take home three trophies each.
The BBC has rare access to the US hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades
A judge has ruled that a British banker charged with the murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong is fit to stand trial.
Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a replica gun.
A court in South Africa will consider whether a murder trial against a British man should be thrown out.
Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.
Asian shares surged on Monday as investors cheered an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's (ECB) vow to fight deflation.
A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.
Nepalese authorities find 47 bodies after a bus crashed into the Bheri river in the western region of the country.
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
Tension rises ahead of Ferguson, Missouri shooting ruling
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, the judge will be told later.
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.