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A prominent democracy campaigner in Bahrain has been sentenced to six months in jail, for insulting the government on Twitter.
Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing wins the legal right to challenge the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.
An ailing Rafael Nadal battles past qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets to reach the Australian Open third round.
Shia Houthi rebels tighten their grip on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reportedly stationing fighters outside the home of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition following a daytime attack involving about 20 people in a park.
WhatsApp acts to stop downloads of a third-party service, WhatsApp Plus, and locks out people who used it from its chat platform.
The Roman Catholic Church shuts its schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as protests against President Joseph Kabila continue for a third day.
It's not often we get news of a UK tech firm that's a global success story and still owned in Britain. All the more reason then to celebrate this morning's announcement from Shazam.
A man who posted so-called 'revenge porn' images of his ex-girlfriend online is given a community sentence.
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The producers behind Game of Thrones were put off filming the TV drama in Scotland by a lack of infrastructure, it is claimed.
The mayor of Paris says she will sue Fox News for its inaccurate reporting of the city following the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The route of the first Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is announced.
Prosecutors in Austria charge UK soldier with raping and sexually abusing six-year-old girl
A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.
Jurors in the trial of four Sun newspaper staff accused of paying officials for stories are told they can return majority verdicts.
Man arrested in Seattle for allegedly helping to run Silk Road 2.0, an online marketplace for drugs and other illicit activities.
Blur singer Damon Albarn co-writes a stage musical based on Alice in Wonderland for the Manchester International Festival and National Theatre.
The winners of this year's RICS photo competition