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Haiti sets dates for delayed legislative and municipal elections, the cause of months of protest in the country.
Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, have resumed one night after two police officer were wounded during a protest.
Brazilian federal police arrest fugitive Italian writer Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant convicted of murder in his home country.
A red alert is issued in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu as Pam, a category five tropical storm, brings winds of up to 185km/h (115 mph).
The president of Afghanistan pays tribute to the British soldiers who died fighting in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the war.
The crowd-funding idea based on sharing a bowl of soup
A new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the BBC understands.
The Indian statesman Mahatma Gandhi is to be honoured with a statue in London's Parliament Square - but his legacy in India is more ambivalent, says Jill McGivering.
UK oil and gas companies expect to create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite the dramatic slide in oil prices.
There is a looming problem in many parts of the world over what to do with dead bodies, as pressure on burial space intensifies.
Simon Gompertz tries out a new system from the Halifax, which allows customers to use their unique heartbeat pattern to access secure banking.
Does Germany really owe the Greeks €162bn for WW2?
We join the hunt for Britain’s missing voters
US investigators say they are satisfied Harper Lee wants to release her second novel, and close an inquiry into allegations she was pressurised.
Will the Chancellor be dishing out tidbits for voters in his Budget?
BBC News editors give their predictions on what will appear in the Chancellor's Budget.
Offshore workers are now almost a fifth heavier than in the mid-1980s, according to a long-running study into their changing shape.
The first female Guizer Jarl - or chief Viking - in the 130-year history of Shetland's world famous fire festivals prepares to don her armour, axe and shield.
Northern Ireland faces disruption to a number of services on Friday due to a strike by some public sector trade unions.
The British Medical Association claims Scotland is facing a GP recruitment "crisis", with almost a fifth of practices reporting a vacancy.