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Leading Burundian dissident, Hussein Radjabu, escapes from a prison where he was serving a 13-year term for plotting against the state.
Police arrest a man and woman on suspicion of murder in the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts.
Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.
Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.
Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.
Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia
Padraig Harrington thinks he has rediscovered his "mental edge" after ending wait for a title in either the US or Europe.
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.
Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral
Does Nemtsov murder mark watershed for Russia opposition?
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?
A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
The FA rescinds Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's loss at Manchester United on Saturday.
Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.
Seattle's transport system has introduced a ticketing system this week that charges riders based on their income.