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Faustino Asprilla says he will leave his home in Colombia after being threatened by armed men trying to get money from him.
Four staff at the FCA lose bonuses after a report is highly critical of the way the City watchdog leaked details of an insurance industry probe.
The Peruvian government says it will sue Greenpeace activists for "attacking" a famous desert heritage site after a banner protest was held there.
A soldier in Somalia avenges the killing of his wife - also a soldier - by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official says.
A Polish court rules that a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals for the needs of the Jewish community is unconstitutional.
Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.
Hong Kong's top civil servant Carrie Lam urges students to vacate the streets ahead of the expected clearance of the main protest camp.
The Bangladeshi navy sends four vessels to deal with an oil spill from a crashed cargo vessel that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.
The Pirate Bay, arguably the most well-known website for accessing pirated content, has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden.
HSBC has dismissed its head of foreign exchange trading for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
An creative art group scraps plans to erect a giant glowing globe in Moscow's business district after complaints.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo for personal reasons.
A South African judge rules that prosecutors can seek a murder conviction against Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius at appeal.
Are personality differences widespread in the animal world?
US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year
A South African judge rules that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.
Captain Michael Clarke scores a century against India in Australia's first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes.
The difference between the amount the UK imports and exports narrowed to a seven-month low in October, official data shows.
As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.