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Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.
Police are searching for a man who failed to rob a sandwich shop after being ignored by the teenage employees.
Separate PKK attacks in Turkey on a police station and railway leave two police, two attackers, and a railway worker dead, officials say.
It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.
Palestinians react with outrage as an 18-month-old boy is killed in a West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin "personally ordered" the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the death of the former spy hears.
Two of the US's biggest companies report sharply lower quarterly results because of falling oil prices.
A schoolboy who took part in a funeral "haka" that went viral tells the BBC how he feels about the reaction to the video and why students chose to do a haka for their teacher.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defends his former finance minister in a row over an "emergency plan" in case of Greece's exit from the euro.
More more 20 people die as severe flooding in the north and west of Myanmar damages land and homes, displacing many.
Gillingham and club chairman Paul Scally are fined £75,000 each for "race victimisation" by the FA, but both will appeal.
The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, give their reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack.
Following attacks by Boko Haram militants, MPs in Chad vote to reinstate the death penalty for acts of terrorism six months after it was abolished.
A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
The fates of around a dozen movies are up in the air after Hollywood studio Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy protection.
Beijing is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city ever to host both a summer and winter games.
Two men are found guilty of the manslaughter of an off-duty policeman who died in an attack during a night out in Liverpool.
Scientists find colony of endangered black-capped petrels on Caribbean island.