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The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he welcomes Western efforts to fight Islamic State in his country.
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
Shelling greets start of term in east Ukraine
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.