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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demands an explanation from Gen Ruben Dario Alzate about his kidnapping following his release on Sunday.
The White House is hosting meetings with civil rights leaders and others to discuss "mistrust" between police and ethnic minorities, following unrest in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer are named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize.
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.
The World Health Organization says the goals it set itself for treatment and safe burials in West Africa's Ebola outbreak have largely been met.
Police forces across Europe have seized 292 web domains that were being used to sell counterfeit goods, according to Europol.
And other reasons why Ebola continues in Sierra Leone
How UK is helping Lebanon prevent Islamic State invasion
The parents of a two-year-old girl who died after drinking a heroin substitute are both jailed for eight years for her manslaughter.
The company behind the world's first regulated Bitcoin investment fund has its HSBC account in Jersey closed.
Chechen leader sends mixed messages
The chief executive of the Co-op Bank admits it would come as "no surprise" if the bank failed a Bank of England stress test later this month..
Firefighters in England are to stage a 24-hour strike on 9 December as part of their long-running pensions row with the government.
HK Chief Executive CY Leung warns pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets after violence broke out as police cleared a protest site.
Ukraine says its troops still hold Donetsk airport despite what it describes as an intensive assault by rebels backed by Russian special forces.
Suspected Boko Haram militants strike in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks in Maiduguri and a raid in Damaturu.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry leaves New York Red Bulls after four-and-a-half years with the MLS club.
Three men are remanded in custody in India after they were filmed being beaten on a bus by two young women who accused them of sexual harassment.
Prince Harry reveals he feels "incredibly nervous" before making speeches and anxious when he enters a room full of people.
An inquest into the murder of a Catholic postman by loyalists in 2002 is told that a tape failed to record CCTV footage of the shooting.