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Seventeen people are killed as a fire tears through a building housing elderly people in a village near the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan admit that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment.
Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.
A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.
The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.
Iraqi government forces have made some gains in their efforts to retake Falluja, which is under the control of so-called Islamic State militants.
Iraqi government forces make gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja - one the country's two major cities in IS hands.
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