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Reigning champions Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after drawing their final group match on Wednesday.
France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
Despite turmoil in emerging markets, the US Federal Reserve reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, latest minutes reveal.
Major changes to the immigration system that could help millions of people living illegally in the US are to be unveiled in a presidential primetime address on Thursday.
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Police kill four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on a compound housing foreign workers in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
Lt Col Isaac Zida, one of the Burkina Faso army officers who took power when President Blaise Compaore was ousted, is appointed transitional PM.
Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
Worshippers return to the synagogue which on Tuesday was the scene of the deadliest mass killing seen in Jerusalem for years.
Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank has found.
Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England make five changes for the visit of Samoa.
U2 frontman Bono broke his humerus and fractured his eye socket and left shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident, the New York hospital that treated him reveals.
Egyptian state radio has banned the songs of popular singer Hamza Namira from its airwaves, officials say, because they criticise the authorities.
Wigan are entitled to terminate the contract of new boss Malky Mackay if he is found guilty by an FA investigation.
Indian police arrest a controversial guru a day after deadly battles with his supporters left at least six people dead.
A Dutch mother arrives with her daughter in the Netherlands, after travelling to Syria to bring her back from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.
The bodies of Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister are found nearly a week after the two women vanished on a night out.
Spanish prosecutors are to file criminal charges against Catalan President Artur Mas in response to a 9 November unofficial independence vote.
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, his parents confirm.
The Irish government caps water charges and admits it made mistakes over its controversial austerity measure, which prompted widespread protests.