The days of looting and revenge attacks in Central African Republic are over, the interim leader declares, as banks and markets reopen.
Police in Sri Lanka say they have identified and intend to arrest 24 people, including eight Buddhist monks, who were allegedly involved in attacks on two churches on Sunday.
A fire-fighting system had been shut off when a blaze swept through an ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-La county, say officials.
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April Jones' killer Mark Bridger drops his application for permission to appeal against his whole-life sentence.
Airbus delivers a company record of 626 planes last year, but it still undershoots rival Boeing
Less than two weeks after a prominent Rwandan dissident is found dead in South Africa, President Paul Kagame warns that "treason brings consequences".
The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai
New York journalist Bill Hoffman explains why some New Yorkers have mocked Mayor Bill de Blasio for using cutlery to eat a pizza.
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.
A letter has been sent to Portuguese authorities requesting help with the UK police probe into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Microsoft's official blog and two of its Twitter accounts have been attacked and hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.
A letter apparently reveals Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, feared he was personally responsible for deaths by the AK-47 assault rifle he invented.
The veteran Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa, chairman of the 50-member committee which drafted the new constitution, believes that the document will mark the beginning of a different era for Egypt.
A court in Cambodia suspends extradition proceedings against a Russian property tycoon wanted in Moscow over an alleged scam.
Yolande Knell on why, in death as in life, Ariel Sharon divides opinion
Struggling AC Milan sack coach Massimiliano Allegri, with the club 30 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.
The origins of computer code used in film and TV has been exposed on a blog, now followed by thousands.