BBC World Service
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Lawyers for Michael Brown's family say the process that cleared a police officer who shot dead the teenager in Ferguson is "broken" and "unfair".
Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes
A pay package proposed for the new head of gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive and inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 78 people, hospital staff say.
Obama's priorities as his defence secretary resigns
Pope Francis warns that the world sees Europe as "somewhat elderly and haggard" during a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
David Cameron says internet companies must act on terrorist material, after it emerges one of Lee Rigby's killers spoke on Facebook about wanting to murder a soldier.
The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager.
A problem with the freezing of stem cells may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old girl with cancer, a coroner rules.
Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons hopes Phil Hughes is as lucky as he was with his recovery from a serious head injury.
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people.
At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
Intelligence agencies could not have stopped Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder but they did not have access to a "significant" online exchange, a report finds.
Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.
Police in Ivory Coast fire tear gas and use batons to disperse crowds protesting about a ban on plastic bags used to carry water.
The only working elephant in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is blessed ahead of her imminent retirement after more than 30 years of carrying tourists.
Flooding in southern Morocco has killed 32 people and six others are missing after the heavy rains, according to officials.
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.