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Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.
Greece will have a new leader after radical left-wing party Syriza won the general election - but who is Alexis Tsipras?
A man has interrupted a ceremony consecrating the Church of England's first female bishop, saying 'it was not in the Bible'.
Venus Williams beats sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 in Australia.
An Egyptian doctor is convicted in a landmark retrial of carrying out female genital mutilation surgery, a campaign group and lawyer say.
The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.
China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites.
Pinstripes on Narendra Modi's traditional bandhgala suit were actually tiny letters spelling out his name
Equatorial Guinea's advance to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations has created a potential safety dilemma for local organisers.
Intense fighting with between Russian-backed rebels and army units in eastern Ukraine sees seven soldiers killed in 24 hours, the military says.
Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.
The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.
Right-wing Independent Greeks party agrees to form an anti-austerity coalition with radical left party Syriza, which won Sunday's election.
Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and the public does not have a true understanding of them, the surveillance commissioner warns.
England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.
Energy company SSE says it is cutting its domestic gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April, saving the average household £28 a year.
Pop star Kylie Minogue will headline the third and final night of the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June.
Will Syriza succeed in persuading its eurozone and IMF creditors to write off some of their huge debts, or will it be forced to leave the currency union?
Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at the Screen Actor's Guild awards while Birdman and Downton Abbey win ensemble awards.
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.