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President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's controversial film The Interview.
Online art sales boom, led by Chinese buyers
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.
An emergency is declared at Belfast International Airport after the engine of a plane goes on fire.
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.
The family of John Crawford, fatally shot by police while holding a BB gun inside an Ohio Walmart, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the incident.
Everton's Tim Howard accepts that former US team-mate Brad Friedel didn't block his 2003 move to Manchester United.
Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
Marriage at long last for Martina Navratilova
The US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover has detected the intermittent "belching" of methane gas on Mars.
Tuesday's Peshawar school massacre was the Taliban's deadliest attack in Pakistan, as BBC News explains in 60 seconds.
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.
Lastminute.com, the firm which came to fame at the height of the dot.com boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).