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Politicians brawl at the Turkish parliament over proposed changes to the constitution.
On board landmark US cruise to Cuba
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian conflict is "in many ways out of control", as he tries to salvage a nine-week truce.
Detroit Public School teachers are holding a "sick-out" to protest funding levels for the already-struggling district.
Scepticism has greeted claims by Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency.
A Brazilian judge blocks messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours after its owner Facebook failed to hand over information required in a criminal investigation.
The BBC has gained special access to the Iraqi parliament, after it was stormed by anti-government protestors.
Thousands of people attend the first day of official commemorations in DR Congo to mark the sudden death of music star Papa Wemba.
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
A Colorado man was forced to lock himself in his bedroom when a bear entered his apartment and rummaged through his refrigerator.
Searching for self-reliance and 'real locals' in Pyongyang
The family members of pop singer Prince are beginning the process of dividing up the singer's sizeable assets.
A French minister describes the choice of I was Made for Lovin' You as the official anthem for the French team at the Euro 2016 championship as "incomprehensible".
The head of a South Korean division of a UK company is slapped by an angry relative as he apologises for selling a disinfectant that killed about 100 people.
Some passengers miss flights as long queues form at Brussels Airport as it reopens its departure hall some 40 days after the suicide attacks in March.
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the digital cash system Bitcoin, ending years of speculation.
A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the island of Nauru.
The historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York is destroyed by a huge fire on Sunday evening.
German prosecutors investigate allegations that a senior engineer was poisoned in relation to an ongoing corruption scandal hanging over Berlin's new airport.