BBC World Service
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Rwanda's education minister promises to tackle sex abuse in schools after a report revealed that 43% of surveyed students had been victims.
Prime Minister David Cameron reasserts Britain's strong opposition to a European financial transactions tax in a speech at an investment conference.
WWF says that elephants have been killed by poachers at a national park in the Central African Republic.
Manchester United appear to signal that David Moyes' appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor is imminent.
A former Sussex police sergeant is jailed for 10 months for offering information, including about Katie Price's daughter, to newspapers.
Film director Bryan Forbes, whose work included the 1970s horror classic Stepford Wives, has died at the age of 86, a family spokesman says.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been on the campaign trail with Pakistan's main election rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
The controversial 3D-printed gun has attracted 100,000 downloads since the blueprints went online this week.
A senior Vatican official says the Mexican folk saint Santa Muerte, represented by a skeletal figure is a "degeneration of religion".
Ren Zhengfei, the founder of China's Huawei - the world's second-largest telecom equipment maker - speaks to the media for the first time.
Busloads of police are brought in to a Beijing suburb a day after a protest over the death of a 22-year-old female migrant worker.
A top US official tells Congress he was "stunned" by the Obama administration's explanation for the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
Real Madrid is "the ideal place" for top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo according to the Spanish club's assistant manager Aitor Karanka.
An artist from the Czech Republic has received £20,000 for winning a self-portrait competition.
A Pakistani prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir dies in hospital, doctors say.
Eritrea holds 10,000 political prisoners in "unimaginably atrocious conditions", a rights group says - and not one has been charged with any crime.
Probation officers criticise plans for charities and firms to supervise offenders for at least a year after they have been released from prison.
The video for David Bowie's latest single, which stars Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reports better-than-expected results on the back of growth in its television and entertainment businesses.
Electronics giant Sony reports an annual profit for the first time in five years, boosted by a weakening yen and asset sales.