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Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay is set to become the fourth former Barcelona player at Stoke City.
A hunter allegedly paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC .
Kurdish forces in Syria accuse Turkey of repeatedly attacking their positions, but Ankara says the units are not targeted by its military.
French farmers stop lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over alleged unfair price competition.
US President Barack Obama is holding a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he continues his tour of East Africa.
A key suspect in an inquiry in London into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he will not give evidence.
A fatal accident inquiry into the bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow hears the driver told a nurse he had not blacked out.
Thirty-five of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault are interviewed and photographed for the front cover of New York Magazine.
Payday lender Cash Genie is to pay compensation after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the company's debt collection business.
Was this the shortest Kanye gig ever? The rapper storms off stage after a mic fail.
The work of 20th Century artists dominates next year's programme at Tate with exhibitions including US artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg and war artist Paul Nash.
The family of a County Antrim man who died in Ibiza more than a week ago are still waiting for his body to be released by Spanish authorities.
The final member of a group from Portsmouth who travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group is reportedly killed.
Russia will strengthen its naval forces in the Arctic and Atlantic as a response to Nato activities close to Russia's borders, the Kremlin says.
There have been warnings that segregation in schools creates a risk of extremism. But can you make communities go to school together?
Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.
Fifty workers at a Londonderry waste firm lose their jobs.
A woman dies after falling into an escalator in a shopping centre in China, after pushing her toddler to safety, Chinese media report.
Ant-Man has continued its dominance at the top of the US box office, beating off a challenge by the critically mauled Pixels.
More than 1,000 young computer enthusiasts, aged between five and 18, are taking part in the Festival of Code.