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The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, his lawyer says.
President Obama announces the US is completely lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.
Fifa acting secretary general Markus Kattner is sacked after being accused of paying himself unauthorised bonuses worth millions of pounds.
Alexander Van der Bellen is elected Austria's president, as Norbert Hofer narrowly fails in his bid to become the EU's first far-right head of state.
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero is cleared of four charges in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in 2015 in police custody.
Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year dialogue freeze between Roman Catholicism and the centre of Sunni learning.
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
The United Nations wants to send investigators in to examine allegations that Turkish forces massacred around 100 civilians in Cizre.
Supreme Court rule in favour of black death row inmate, finding that Georgia prosecutors unlawfully excluded potential black jurors from his trial.
A Nigerian woman describes how she was abducted, drugged, fitted with a suicide vest and told to bomb a market in the city of Kano.
An Australian feminist group expressed fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
At least 78 people are killed in multiple bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State in government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast.
Officials in the Indian state of Gujarat cage a pride of 13 lions after they kill and eat a teenager, the latest of three such deaths.
The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.
The German right-wing party AfD walks out of a meeting with a Muslim council.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses "deep concern" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a new law lifting immunity for MPs.
Pop star Katy Perry is locked in a battle with a group of elderly nuns over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles.
Police kill a man in Kenya's western city of Kisumu during an opposition protest about the electoral commission, an eyewitness tells the BBC.
Hundreds of French petrol stations run dry and the unions say five oil refineries are being blockaded as protesters fight government labour reforms.
Fighting is reported in near the Iraqi city of Falluja after Prime Minister al-Abadi announces the start of an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State.