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A Malaysian diplomat accused of sexual assault and burglary in New Zealand pleads not guilty to his charges in Wellington.
The man walking the streets dressed as Jesus
A Dutch teenager whose mother helped bring her back from the conflict in Syria is due to appear in court on suspicion of threatening state security.
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.
President Obama has addressed the nation to outline some of the most sweeping changes to the US immigration system for decades.
Reuters photographer tells the story behind his picture of a cull at a farm in Nafferton following the discovery of bird flu.
Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.
Reports highly critical of "safeguarding" at seven east London schools, including six Muslim schools, are set to be published by Ofsted.
At least one person has died in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after new clashes following the closure of several mosques in the city.
The mammoth corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's oil colossus Petrobras
Making sense of Ukraine's year of chaotic events
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
Barack Obama's executive action on immigration riles up Republicans and immigration activists for different reasons.
A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
BBC News analyses the prospect of a return to full-scale war in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels control broad swathes of territory and a fragile ceasefire could end at any time.
Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and villagers say.
What trick did a German town play on neo-Nazi marchers?
Why did 270 warships gather peacefully in one place?