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Tony Blair says the international community must be prepared to do "everything and more" to support those fighting Islamist militants in Syria.
Can you love India's most reviled city?
Syria strikes threaten to feed tensions among Russia's Muslims
On 6th October 1981, President Sadat of Egypt was assassinated by gunmen at a military parade.
Skaters at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships explain why the sport is taking off across Africa.
The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure
Two security officers are arrested in connection with an explosion on board Maldives President Abdullah Yameen's speedboat last month.
David Cameron will announce plans to allow developers to offer "affordable homes" to buy not just rent in his closing speech to the Tory conference.
Yemen's Houthi rebels confirm in writing to the UN secretary general their commitment to UN resolutions aimed at ending the country's conflict.
David Cameron tells the BBC his policy on immigration "hasn't worked so far", but that the influx of people needs to be controlled to have a cohesive society.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
A new law in California forces companies to prove higher salaries paid to men are based on factors other than gender.
VW expects to start a recall of cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, the car giant's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, has said.
David Cameron says he will "look to see if there is an opportunity" to intervene personally on behalf of a protester on death row in Saudi Arabia.
Five people are arrested in dawn raids in Sydney over the fatal shooting last week of police worker Curtis Cheng.
Liverpool are close to appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their manager on a three-year deal.
Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say the Bundesliga club.
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).