BBC World Service
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A court in China clears a teenager of the rape and murder of a woman in a public toilet, 18 years after he was executed.
Four armed men enter a flat in the Belgian city of Ghent and police seal off the surrounding area.
Sony Pictures contacts some news outlets in an attempt to limit the damage caused by the hacking of its computer system and the leaking of emails.
Australia captain Michael Clarke will undergo surgery on Tuesday in his bid to overcome a hamstring injury.
Violent clashes erupted between student protesters and riot police in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Sunday, leaving at least 20 people injured.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says he is "surprised by the mentality" of his players as they went nine points clear.
What chance of peace after a year of South Sudan conflict?
South Africans, including President Zuma, celebrate Rolene Strauss's crowning as Miss World 2014, becoming the third South African to win the title.
Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
Actor Bill Cosby speaks out for the first time since police open investigation into claims of historical sexual abuse.
Plane and rail strikes over government austerity measure brings Belgium to a standstill.
A Ugandan maid is sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler, in a case which sparked national outrage after a video was released.
The victory by Shinzo Abe's coalition in Japan's election failed to boost the market, with investors focusing more on a disappointing Tankan business survey.
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.
Hundreds of armed police seal off an area of central Sydney where at least one gunman is holding staff and customers hostage in a cafe.
Hong Kong police arrest several people as they clear the last remaining pro-democracy protest site at Causeway Bay.
Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state say they will not allow Hindu nationalist groups to hold a religious conversion ceremony on Christmas Day.