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A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti has become the highest priced car sold in euros.
The UN's top human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's president is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.
Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least seven people.
Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.
How Natalia's confidence was rebuilt after an acid attack
Survivor thanks soldier who saved her from beach attack
Protesters in Haiti beat a man to death in a clash with former soldiers amid political uncertainty after an election is postponed.
The Rajapaksa family's crashing fall from grace in Sri Lanka
French prosecutors are investigating at least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift Calais camp called the Jungle, the BBC understands.
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan.
Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy
Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation
The BBC has been told French prosecutors are investigating at least half a dozen attacks on migrants who live in the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais.
Photographer Brock Elbank is on a mission to photograph as many freckled people as possible.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
A man is shot dead at a Dublin boxing weigh-in, in a suspected gangland attack by gunmen dressed as police officers and armed with AK47s.
A Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti racing car, built in 1957, has sold at auction in Paris for 32m euros.
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
Some 15,000 Syrians are massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo, the UN and Turkey say.