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Gay kiss ban sparks Austria protest

January 16, 2015 - 3:50pm
Some 2,000 people stage a protest in Vienna after a lesbian couple were thrown out of a renowned cafe in Austria's capital for kissing.

VIDEO: US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

January 16, 2015 - 3:24pm
New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.

Deadly Charlie Hebdo protest in Niger

January 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
At least four people are killed in Zinder, Niger, amid protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon, officials say.

VIDEO: Ebola orphans cast out by communities

January 16, 2015 - 2:21pm
Many children orphaned by Ebola are being shunned by their communities over fears they may bring the disease back with them.

Belgium charges terror plot suspects

January 16, 2015 - 1:33pm
Five people suspected of plotting to kill Belgian police officers are charged after raids across the country that saw two suspects shot dead.

In pictures: Bullfighting in Nepal

January 16, 2015 - 1:06pm
Nepal's take on the tradition of bullfighting

VIDEO: What's Up Africa: Morocco's identity crisis

January 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
Satirist asks whether Morocco wants to be African or European

Soumission tops charts post attacks

January 16, 2015 - 12:58pm
Michel Houellebecq’s controversial novel Soumission, which featured in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, tops France's bestseller charts in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Twelve held over Paris attacks

January 16, 2015 - 12:52pm
Twelve suspects are held in France about alleged support for the Islamist gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17.

VIDEO: Rally in Jordan against Charlie Hebdo

January 16, 2015 - 12:37pm
There have been protests in Jordan against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad.

Africa eyes anti-Boko Haram force

January 16, 2015 - 12:36pm
Ghana's President John Mahama says he and other African leaders will discuss plans next week to "deal permanently" with Boko Haram militants.

VIDEO: Google Glass - what next? In 45 secs

January 16, 2015 - 12:33pm
Google Glass has died a death, but what else does the tech giant have up its sleeve?

US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

January 16, 2015 - 12:29pm
New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.

2014 confirmed as warmest on record

January 16, 2015 - 12:29pm
The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.

IS 'executes 15 people in Syria'

January 16, 2015 - 12:18pm
Islamic State militants are reported to have publicly killed 15 people over the past 24 hours in Syria and pushed two men to their deaths in Iraq.

Flash floods kill 170 in Malawi

January 16, 2015 - 12:17pm
The authorities in Malawi say at least 170 people have been killed in flash floods over the past month - a sharp rise on previous figures.

Rifle from 1882 found leaning on tree

January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Archaeologists have found a 132-year-old rifle propped against a tree in Nevada's Great Basin National Park.

Israel-Palestinian 'war crime' probe

January 16, 2015 - 11:47am
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court begins examining whether to investigate alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

#JeSuisCharlie gets little sympathy in Russia

January 16, 2015 - 11:41am
Russia shuns French cartoons seen by many as 'insulting'

Police 'concern' for Jewish community

January 16, 2015 - 11:36am
There is "heightened concern" about the risk to Jewish communities in the UK and police officers following the terror attacks in France, police warn.