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The Iraqi prime minister orders the arrest of Shia Muslim activists who stormed parliament, as Sunni militants claim a deadly bomb attack in the south.
The German right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland adopts an explicitly anti-Islam policy at a party conference marred by clashes.
A freight train derails in Washington DC spilling hazardous liquid, emergency officials say.
Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States
A suicide bomber kills two policemen in south-eastern Turkey, in an attack officials blame on a suspected Islamic State militant.
Hundreds of people hold a rare protest in Vietnam against the mass death of fish, which the demonstrators blame on a Taiwanese company.
The US presses Russia over a plan to revive a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, particularly in the embattled city of Aleppo.
Six families get chance to hug as the US-Mexico border in California opens for 20 minutes.
Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents' dinner before leaving office.
Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
Iraqi protesters remain camped out in Baghdad's high security Green Zone, a day after they stormed parliament to demand political reform.
People in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people.
The American priest and poet Daniel Berrigan - famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam War - dies in New York aged 94.
President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.
A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.
Venezuelans lose half an hour of sleep on Sunday when their clocks move forward to save power, as they grapple with a deep economic crisis.
How childhood friendships transcend caste and religion
The 81-year-old teacher still transforming lives
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