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Up to 300,000 people could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, the UN says.
App helps Iranian youth to evade fashion police
Fourteen Polish far-right activists are arrested in Sweden accused of planning to attack asylum seekers with axes and knives, police say.
US President Barack Obama signs into law an initiative aimed at bringing electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
Two umpires are banned by the International Tennis Federation and four more are being investigated over allegations of fixing.
Police in India's northern Haryana state will use slingshots to control violent protesters, a senior officer says.
At least 10 people are killed and more than 100 injured as two passenger trains collide in the German state of Bavaria.
North Korea could soon have enough plutonium to build nuclear weapons after restarting one of its reactors, a US spy chief says.
South Africa's president makes a U-turn in court over his refusal to repay millions of dollars in public funds used to upgrade his rural home.
A man in Florida is facing charges of aggravated assault after allegedly throwing an alligator into a fast-food restaurant.
Police have clashed with protesters in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during an operation to shut down illegal food stalls.
Objections from some councillors fail to scupper plans for a beer fountain in Slovenian town.
A Bosnian Serb general, described as commander Ratko Mladic's right-hand man during the Bosnia war, dies in custody in The Hague.
Russia holds military exercises involving 8,500 troops, with dozens of ships and aircraft, in a southern region near rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Nigerians stand up to their president
A gambler is stoned to death by fellow players at a casino in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after killing two of its employees in a row over a $300 (£210) loss, police say.
An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing reveals.
About 60 Central American migrants held captive by a gang in the Mexican city of Reynosa escape after a gas explosion.
Gwyneth Paltrow tells a Los Angeles court she feared for her family's safety after receiving multiple letters from a man accused of stalking her.