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The far-right candidate has a slender lead in Austria's presidential run-off vote, but the result will depend on postal ballots.
At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, are killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden.
About 30 climbers are suffering frostbite or illness on Mount Everest, after three others died from apparent altitude sickness.
Amateur video shows smoke billowing from buildings in the city of Tartous, one of two Syrian government coastal strongholds to be hit by bomb blasts.
South Africa's prosecuting authority says it will appeal against a High Court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
German drugs and chemicals company Bayer makes a $62bn offer for Monsanto, in a takeover bid that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
Delegates from 175 countries gather in Istanbul for a World Humanitarian Summit which has been sharply criticised by aid agencies.
Lego products are growing more violent as toy makers engage in an 'arms race' to catch the attention of children in a digital age, a new study says.
A team of firefighters in New Zealand have rescued a group of ducklings which had fallen into a cesspit.
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US President Barack Obama has announced that the US is fully lifting its embargo on arms exports to Vietnam.
Firefighters rescue a handful of ducklings that had fallen into a cesspit in Auckland, New Zealand, reuniting them with their mother.
BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.
Drone footage shows tourists catching an unusual sight in Shark Bay, Australia - dozens of tiger sharks feeding on a dead whale.
Many Syrian refugees have moved to Turkey, and many children are now enrolled in schools there.
India launches an unmanned model space shuttle into orbit, joining the race to develop reusable space crafts.
At least 17 schoolgirls, aged between five and 13, are killed by a fire at their dormitory in northern Thailand.
Libyan coastguards say they intercepted boats carrying 850 migrants trying to reach Europe, as Turkey prepares to host a UN humanitarian conference.
A volcano in western Indonesia erupts, killing seven people and leaving two more in hospital.
The ashes of the late Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez are laid to rest in the Colombian city of Cartagena.