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Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
An unidentified jet carries out two air strikes on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital's last functioning airport.
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says his injury troubles are making him stronger and he will be back "soon enough".
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
Aviva's shares fall following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
Shares in Petrofac fall by more than a quarter after the oil and gas services group issues a profits warning.
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network in the UK from the Spanish firm.
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 400 miles around Ecuador.
At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Rome for treatment, officials say.
Jose Socrates, Portugal's prime minister between 2005 and 2011, is questioned again by a judge on suspicion of corruption and money laundering.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
Flooding in southern Morocco kills 32 people and destroys homes after heavy weekend rainfall, officials say.
Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.