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Deaf and blind lawyer reaches president by other means
A mother's anguish after babies in South Africa swapped forever
India to restore legendary author RK Narayan's home
Bolivian President Evo Morales apologises for joking that Health Minister Ariana Campero could be a lesbian.
Jonah Lomu, considered one of New Zealand's finest rugby union players of all time, dies at the age of 40.
France announces it will extend its state of emergency, following the attacks in Paris, by three months.
Four people have been killed and there are fears for two others caught in out-of-control bushfires in Western Australia.
The app boss who aims to improve the lives of females
Five octogenarians share their wisdom on sex, marriage and motherhood to kick off the BBC's 100 Women season this year.
Reflection and grief outside Bataclan and the Place de la Republique
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal drops out of the race for US presidency after struggling for months to gain traction amid a sprawling field of Republican candidates.
The biggest loss of life on Friday night was at the Bataclan hall where 89 people who had gone to watch an Eagles of Death Metal concert were killed.
A nurse on shift on the day of attacks in Paris, tells of moment she found out her daughter's best friend was at the Bataclan and is still missing.
French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant among those who carried out Friday's deadly attacks.
Football fans gathered to watch England play France at Wembley united to sing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
French police investigating Friday's deadly attacks search premises in the Paris suburbs as a huge security mobilisation continues.
Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday is called off after a bomb threat at Hannover stadium.
Mining company Samarco, which owns a dam that burst earlier this month in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, says two other reservoirs are at risk.
A black man shot by police in an incident that sparked protests has died after two days on life support.
Fans react after Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday was called off because of security concerns.