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Do terrorists really think they are going to win?
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits the story was a hoax.
A gun battle is under way at an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir after three militants force their way in, military officials say.
A Singapore court orders the release of a man alleged by Interpol to be the mastermind behind a global football match-fixing ring.
Dashboard camera footage has been released of the moment a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in Chicago.
More than 120 waiters took part in this year's Waiters' Race Japan, held in Yokohama on Monday.
Prosecutors in Brazil request the indictment of former football international Edilson for alleged involvement in a lottery fraud scheme.
Pope Francis is visiting Africa for the first time where he is likely to talk about peace, poverty, the environment, homosexuality and contraception, writes the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.
Criticism over Benedict Cumberbatch's cameo as a transgender model in a new film is just the latest episode in a long and controversial history of portrayals of minorities, says Samira Ahmed.
Three people die and 13 soldiers are captured by the Taliban after a helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan's Faryab province.
The hunt for Einstein's missing gravitational waves
Photographer Saibal Das meets the children who play god in the annual Ramlila festival, based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana.
Fifa is investigating the Hong Kong Football Association for a second incident where fans booed the national anthem during a match against China.
The first Pakistani female fighter pilot to die on operational service is laid to rest after a funeral at a Karachi air force base.
German police take legal action against theatre staff in the city of Mainz for disrupting an anti-foreigner rally by singing Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
Homeless photographers capture their lives
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says.
The street art with a message of hope