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Roger Federer will play in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League after Rafael Nadal withdraws to focus on 2015.
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.
Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.
Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.
The BBC apologises for airing an excerpt from a 1971 edition of Top of the Pops in which disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile was briefly shown.
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.
Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.
A year on from the assault by Islamist militants on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenyans still have questions about the four-day siege and its aftermath.
As global leaders gather in New York for the General Assembly the current wave of global crises has also raised questions about the UN's ability to deal with them all.