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Algeria jails ex-counter-terror chief

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:55
Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief is sentenced to five years in prison for destroying documents and disobeying military orders.

Row over Adam Lambert Singapore concert

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:54
A growing controversy over a Singapore concert starring gay singer Adam Lambert has highlighted the widening cultural divide in the strait-laced city-state, says the BBC's Tessa Wong.

Israel 'to open mission in UAE'

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:52
Israel is to open its first diplomatic mission in the UAE, Israel says, despite the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

India secure series win over SA

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:47
Ravichandran Ashwin takes 7-66 as India beat South Africa by 124 runs to win the third Test for an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Gemma Arterton to play Nell Gwynn

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:46
Gemma Arterton is to take the role of Nell Gwynn when the critically acclaimed play transfers to London's West End.

VIDEO: Pope gives last address in Kenya

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:44
The Pope has been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a youth rally at Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium, his last public event in Kenya before travelling to Uganda, as Anne Soy reports.

Leicester can win league - Van Gaal

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:35
Leaders Leicester are serious Premier League title contenders, according to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

IS 'carried out Bangladesh attack'

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:27
The so-called Islamic State group claims it was behind an attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh which killed at least one person and injured three.

Taiwanese film tops critics' poll

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:06
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's martial arts drama The Assassin is named the best film of 2015 in Sight & Sound magazine's poll of 168 critics.

VIDEO: 'Their laughter, we'll never hear again'

Fri, 2015-11-27 06:01
At a memorial service in Paris, President Francois Hollande pays tribute to the victims of the gun and bomb attacks in the city two weeks ago.

Valbuena speaks on Benzema 'plot'

Fri, 2015-11-27 05:58
Footballer Mathieu Valbuena speaks publicly for the first time about an alleged sex tape blackmail plot involving France teammate Karim Benzema.

Boys arrested for gang-raping classmate

Fri, 2015-11-27 05:53
Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.

Hamilton tops Abu Dhabi practice

Fri, 2015-11-27 05:33
Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Wanted Polanski can stay in Poland

Fri, 2015-11-27 05:16
A Polish legal move to extradite film director Roman Polanski - wanted in the US over a child sex case - is dropped.

Police seize 800 Belgium-bound guns

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:57
Italian police in the northern port city of Trieste seize nearly 800 shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium.

Mali struggles to fight terrorism threat

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:48
A week on from the Radisson Blu hotel attack in Bamako, Mali's officials are looking at how best to counter terrorism, says Thomas Fessy.

France holds memorial for Paris victims

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:30
France is holding a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

China's stock market drops more than 5%

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:24
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.

Pope hits out at Kenya land grabbing

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:23
Pope Francis criticises private developers for grabbing land from poor people during his visit to Kangemi, a slum area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

VIDEO: Why was Miss World banned from flight?

Fri, 2015-11-27 04:22
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.