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A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.
Police in India arrest four men in connection with the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal state which sparked outrage.
Special needs provision in England has been "drastically damaged" by funding cuts, the leader of a teachers union has argued.
Thousands of workers at a Vietnam shoe factory continue to strike, in a rare anti-government protest over a social insurance law.
Tributes are paid to an off duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre.
Ed Miliband criticises zero hours contracts for the "insecurity" they create for workers.
The UK's first city-wide ban on taking legal highs in public places comes into force.
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.
Their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been flawless but Roy Hodgson's developing England have still to be tested against top-class opposition.
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious in her home.
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.
A New Zealand court finds Mark Lundy guilty for a second time of murdering his wife and daughter, after his first conviction was thrown out.
A number of senior nurses in the Belfast Health Trust describe the out-of-hours transfer of frail, elderly patients between hospitals as an abuse of vulnerable adults.
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The number of meals being provided by council meals on wheels services has dropped by a third in five years, a BBC investigation finds.
Political parties clash over what they are offering the Welsh economy at an election debate in Llanelli.
The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.