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Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids in Brussels, prosecutors confirm, but fugitive Salah Abdeslam is not among them.
Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?
Five US states where climate change could be disastrous
Meet the splinter group of online vigilantes targeting Islamic State
Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri is ahead in Argentina's presidential election, according to early results.
British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.
Attempts to recover the remaining bodies of seven people - including four Britons - who died in a helicopter crash in New Zealand are postponed because of bad weather.
Brussels will stay on the highest level of terror alert because of the "serious and imminent" threat of Paris-style attacks, the prime minister says.
The city's first American-style Chinese restaurant takes off
Novak Djokovic wins a record fourth straight ATP World Tour Finals title with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Roger Federer.
Meet the man who has had a lifelong love affair with tea
The 44 people preparing to run North Korea
Voting in Argentina's first ever presidential run-off begins, pitting the ruling party's Daniel Scioli against conservative Mauricio Macri.
A man jailed in the US in 1992 for the murder of a British tourist, and other crimes that detectives and a judge told the BBC they did not believe he committed, has been released.
People in Argentina are voting to choose a successor to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in an election that could end twelve years of left-wing government.
An Israeli woman dies after being stabbed by a Palestinian, and two other Palestinian attackers are killed in separate incidents, as a wave attacks shows no sign of abating.
Belgium's interior minister says police forces are 'looking for several terror suspects', as the capital, Brussels, endures a second day of a security lockdown.
China defends its construction of infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea in the facing of growing opposition from some states in the region.
Three-quarters of Crimea's population remain without power after pylons which supply electricity from Ukraine were blown up.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage, is jailed.