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The Indian army issues an unusual apology for shooting dead two teenagers in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday.
A giant pink condom has been placed over a Sydney landmark as part of a new campaign to raise awareness about HIV.
Countries of Asia and the Pacific region agree on a Chinese-led initiative to set up a network to share information on corruption.
Rules which denied about 4,000 war widows and widowers a military pension are to be changed from April 2015, the Ministry of Defence says.
New Zealand win a thrilling encounter in Dunedin to reach the Four Nations final and leave England close to elimination.
Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students who went missing six weeks ago, officials say - but families are sceptical.
President Obama authorises 1,500 troops to be sent to Iraq in non-combat roles in the fight against Islamic State, nearly doubling the US presence.
Sergio Aguero says criticisms of Manchester City this season are valid, but believes the side's form will quickly improve.
Thousands in the Philippines town of Tacloban take part in a memorial walk - a year since Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 7,000 people.
A fourth victim who was wounded in a US school shooting in Washington state last month, a cousin of the shooter, has died, officials say.
US President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of an extra 1,500 US troops to Iraq.
A jury in Pittsburgh finds neuroscientist Robert Ferrante guilty of murdering his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.
A controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles in the Colombian port city of Cartagena is removed after local opposition.
Pakistan's Christians traumatised by mob killings
Indian comedians' fresh take on regional stereotypes