BBC World Service
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Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Real Madrid player at half-time.
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game Two to level the best-of-seven World Series.
Arsenal's Lukas Podolski wants move, Tottenham target Birmingham's Demarai Gray, Diego Costa was hospitalised, plus more.
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
Victoria police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.
Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".