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Life in the Mali city of Timbuktu is gradually becoming more colourful after 10 months of strict Sharia law, following the recapture of the city from Islamist militants.
At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.
A man is found guilty of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun before he was shot dead by police in London, sparking riots in towns and cities across England.
The US Justice Department says a planned merger of the Budweiser and Corona beer brewers would stifle competition.
David Cameron tells Libyans that the UK will help to bring them "greater security" as he visited the country on the second leg of his Africa trip.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's ban for kicking out at a Swansea ball boy will not be increased from three matches.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed the worst political crackdown in the country's post-Soviet era, a human rights group says.
The director of Source Code, Duncan Jones, is to make a film based on the World of Warcraft video games.
Cape Town tour operator provides tablet computers
Hundreds of seabirds are washed up along the coast of south west England, covered in a white waxy substance.
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed concern at the widening defence spending gap between the US and European allies.
A night-time blaze sweeps through a camel farm in Germany's Black Forest region, killing 86 animals but causing no human casualties, police say.
Pop star Calvin Harris was the most successful songwriter in both the UK and US singles charts in 2012, it is revealed.
Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Islamist activists seek to enforce a national strike.
The European Commission has proposed that member states restrict the use of certain classes of pesticide that are believed to be harmful to bees.
The EU's top court says Ryanair should have fully compensated a passenger whose flight was cancelled because of the volcanic ash cloud in 2010.
A senior cleric from one of the largest Muslim seminaries in Pakistan is among 13 people killed as violence swept the southern city of Karachi.
The US Navy plans to dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in Philippine waters.
US personal incomes jumped 2.6% in December, the biggest rise since 2004, official data indicates, as investors sought to beat a New Year tax rise.
Police officers investigating the Lockerbie bombing are to visit Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.