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Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.
A postman from Cardiff has been suspended from his job, following his arrest on suspicion of a terrorism offence, BBC Wales understands.
Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane in Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
Heavy snowfall forces flights at Manchester Airport to be suspended as wintry weather disrupts travel across northern England.
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal border clashes.
The extradition of British terror suspect Haroon Aswat to the United States was lawful, European Court of Human Rights judges rule.
House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.
The Loch Ness Monster is to take centre stage in a new £2m advertising campaign aimed at promoting the Loch Ness area to foreign visitors.
Western women drawn to join Islamic State militants are often young converts, with limited knowledge of Islamic teachings and a paradoxical love of Western culture.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is rushed to hospital in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after becoming ill, an official tells the BBC.
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.
Hundreds of protesters gather outside a meeting where controversial plans to close five schools in Pembrokeshire are being discussed.
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.