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Video footage in Texas appears to show police shooting and killing a man with his hands up, as they respond to a domestic dispute.
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.
And Then There Were None is named the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel in a poll to mark the 125th anniversary of the author's birth.
Scientists reveal the secrets behind the trees that can resist wildfires.
New weapons and old armies to be put on display
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?
A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond.
Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says.
A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.
Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.
Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.
This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith are among the British star names at this year's London Film Festival.
A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
Ashley Madison insists it has an active community of female users, but critics continue to suggest many profiles were fakes.
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.
Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden.
Members of Amazon's Prime service can now download films and TV episodes for offline viewing.