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The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef.
Donald Trump wins Indiana’s Republican presidential primary, dealing a huge blow to Ted Cruz and clearing a path to the nomination.
How romantic novels are teaching Nigerian brides about love
Why Kerala is the best place to die in India
Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut
Home life in Cuba with the hard-drinking writer
The mending craze gripping New York
The football club founded by the World Cup's creator rises again
Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz brands his rival Donald Trump "a pathological liar" after the front-runner suggested Mr Cruz's father was linked to JFK's assassin.
The founder of the German anti-Islam movement, Pegida, is convicted of inciting racial hatred.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.
The headquarters of the French tennis federation (FFT) and the home of its president are searched following allegations of illegal ticket sales.
Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.
The Israeli ringleader in the murder of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death is sentenced to life in prison.
A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.
A six-month-old girl is rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".