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Australian police have prevented 200 people suspected of trying to join militant groups from leaving the country since August, say officials.
A procession has carried the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew from his official residence to Parliament House in Singapore.
Two crew members are missing after an Indian navy surveillance plane crashes into the sea off the western state of Goa.
It is "sadly likely" there were some British nationals on board the plane that crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.
Nearly 100 people are expected to appear in court in Myanmar on Wednesday, in connection with the violent dispersal of a student demonstration two weeks ago.
Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.
How an impending civil war could pull in regional powers
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
Trade talks between the US and European Union are marked by 'dog whistle' politics, a report by the Business Select Committee says.
Statue is symbolic target at South African university
On 24 March 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was murdered by death squads. Milagro Granados was there.
Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.
Why Cuba's only known female boxer has decided to leave
More than 60% of Australia's major organised crime figures are dealing crystal meth - known as "ice" - a new report finds.
Britain's biggest companies have doubled the number of female directors, but some smaller firms still have all-male boards.
Can Clinton shatter the ‘highest, hardest’ glass ceiling?
Edible diamonds, candy floss lamps and 3D-printed chocolates are the futuristic vision of a pair of food experts,
Yemen's embattled President Hadi asks the UN Security Council to back military action by "willing countries" against Houthi rebels.
The governor of Indiana is poised to enact a "religious freedom" law, which opponents say will allow state businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.