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A woman is critically ill in hospital after being attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia, newspaper reports say.
British actor Tom Hardy says he is "totally ready" to reprise the role of Mad Max in the next film in a planned trilogy.
Ten people have been held in China over claims they hunted a panda to sell its fur and meat, Chinese state television says.
Auschwitz survivors continue to testify at the trial of a former guard at the Nazi death camp.
Voters of an online poll have overwhelmingly chosen famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace seventh U.S. president Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.
A southern Japanese city is trying for a second time to seek Unesco recognition for letters written by kamikaze pilots during World War Two.
Work to recover bodies from the rubble of the earthquake in Nepal resumes a day after a second earthquake hit the region.
A campaign urges Facebook to act against what activists describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices.
Thomas Cook "breached its duty of care" in the case of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, an inquest rules.
People in Burundi take to the streets to celebrate the apparent ousting of President Nkurunziza after the military declares a coup against him.
The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.
An international study of how schools perform puts Asian countries in the top five places, and the UK in 20th place.
North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty, South Korea's spy agency tells MPs.
Inside South Africa's dangerous single-sex hostels
Drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and others explore ways of spicing up the sport.
The European Commission unveils key proposals for tackling the EU migration crisis, including a controversial quota scheme.
A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.