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A South Africa court charges a Czech businessman who has been linked to organised crime in the country with attempted murder, kidnapping and assault.
Tiny particles of waste plastic that are ingested by shoreline "eco-engineer" worms could have an adverse impact on biodiversity, a study shows.
Fast & Furious 7 is to go ahead following the death one of its stars, Paul Walker, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2013.
In a precedent setting move, a New York State judge rejects Amazon's appeal to avoid paying sales tax on items bought in the state.
An Olympic gold medal won by African-American athletics star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is put up for auction online.
A man using a gun in his Iceland flat is shot dead by police after failing to respond to calls to surrender, in the country's first death of its kind.
A museum where a boy was crushed to death under a ride has been told to improve safety, an inquest hears.
England manager Roy Hodgson says where his squad are based is more important than who they will face in the World Cup.
Three photojournalists work on show
Asterix creator Albert Uderzo is to sue his daughter and son-in-law for "psychological violence" in a ongoing battle for the series' legacy.
Qualcomm releases a smartwatch using its Mirasol technology, which it says allows the device to last days between recharges.
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A Bahraini court rejects a request for early release from jailed activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a two-year sentence for taking part in illegal protests.
UK Olympic diving star Tom Daley reveals in a YouTube broadcast that he is in a relationship with a man.
Nigeria says it has given permission for a plane to land in the country should the UK try again to deport a failed asylum seeker.
A mugger has apologised to his victim 35 years after the event after finding him on Facebook.
The UN says there is evidence war crimes have been authorised in Syria at the "highest level", including by President Bashar al-Assad.
No mayday call was made from the police helicopter that crashed into a busy Glasgow pub, killing nine people.
Somalia's PM loses a vote of confidence in parliament after 15 months in office, in what is seen as a blow to efforts to stabilise the country.