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Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.
Sunderland say Adam Johnson can continue to play for the club after he was charged with under-age sexual activity offences.
The EU approves the sale of 17 more genetically modified (GM) crops - mostly for use in animal feed.
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A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.
Police in Macedonia say at least 14 migrants were killed by an express train as they followed a well-trodden route to western Europe.
Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselboem warns that "big, big problems" need to be solved before any Greece debt deal can be agreed.
Pakistan says the deaths of two Western hostages in a US drone strike demonstrates the dangers of using such tactics.
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Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore criticises the trend for simultaneous cinema and on demand release dates for films
Suspected extremists being investigated in Italy over links to al-Qaeda may have been planning an attack on the Vatican in 2010, prosecutors say.
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
Three people working to remove mines for the UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are kidnapped in an area close to the Rwandan border.
A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.
At least 115 children have been killed in a month of fighting and air strikes in Yemen, UN children's agency Unicef says.
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
The 18-year-old accused of causing the death of student teacher Tugce Albayrak cries in court as he admits hitting her.
Patrick Dempsey's character Dr Derek Shepherd, known as McDreamy, makes a surprise exit from US medical drama Grey's Anatomy.