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A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'
Are Corsica's days of the mafia and militants over?
The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick'
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.
Protesters in Burkina Faso are demanding that President Compaore's replacement Gen Traore step down, reports Laeila Adjovi from Ougadougou.
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.