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Russia opens up its armed forces to foreign career soldiers, though experts say the move is not linked to the conflict in Ukraine.
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.
Three Saudi border guards have been killed and three others wounded in attack near the kingdom's frontier with Iraq, the interior ministry says.
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.
Libyan military jets attack a Greek-operated oil tanker in an Islamist-controlled port in eastern Libya, killing two crew members.
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.
Thousands of cakes meant to be destroyed are stolen from a Serbian landfill site and resold on the black market.
A juror on the panel that declined to charge a Missouri police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown has filed a lawsuit to speak out against the prosecutor.
Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill but her condition has stabilised, health secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
Barcelona sack former goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta from his position as director of football.
BBC News looks at the challenges divers face as they try to locate the black box from flight QZ8501.
Salvage experts board a car transporter, which is stranded and listing at 45 degrees in the Solent, after it was deliberately grounded.
Oldham say talks are ongoing over the possible signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, as thousands sign a petition against the move.