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Air raids target a militant training camp in north-east Nigeria as a military plane is hit by anti-aircraft fire, officials say.
After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
The extradition of fugitive Andrew Moran is delayed by an investigation into separate charges by Spanish police.
Slovenia pushed by markets and voters to mend economy
A man accused of abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones says it never occurred to him to ring 999 for help.
A car bomb attack has killed at least nine people at an elite complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
A representative of the Lithuanian Gay League has commented on the results of an EU poll on homophobia, that attitudes held by their government makes them feel like second-class citizens.
What we know about claims of chemical weapons use in Syria
A flypast takes place over Lincoln Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II Dambuster raids.
New Zealand hold the advantage in the first Test despite James Anderson becoming the fourth England bowler to 300 Test wickets.
Farmers in Japan's key tea-growing region are hoping to turn their fortunes around following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.
UK detectives reviewing the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal say they have identified "a number of persons of interest".
More than a quarter of gay people surveyed in a major EU poll say they have been subjected to attacks or violent threats in the past five years.
China's activists see tighter web controls under new government
A quarter of gay people surveyed in a major EU poll say they have been subjected to attacks or violent threats in the past five years.
President Obama is coming under pressure to intervene in Syria by members of Congress
Argentina's former military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a sentence for crimes against humanity, including torture.
Fire and rescue services in England need to be "transformed" to become more efficient and effective, a review commissioned by the government says.
Inmates at a Brazil jail have taken to knitting in an enterprise with a local fashion designer which sees them earn one day off their sentence for every three days spent knitting.
World number one Novak Djokovic loses to Czech Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarter-finals.