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Ten writers - including four from Africa - are in the running to win the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.
More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.
A study suggests that non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because negative impacts are limited to localised areas.
Images from around the world: 24 March
A German A320 Airbus has crashed in the Alps in southern France. There were 142 passengers and six crew on board the plane, which was en route from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.
A sequel to Nelson Mandela's 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom is to be published next year.
Phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers did not cause "permanent harm" to the eight people suing the firm, its lawyer tells the High Court.
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his IPL contract.
The international focus on the Ebola outbreak has raised concern that other killer diseases like malaria and measles have been neglected, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.
A Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in the French Alps near Digne, French police and aviation officials say.
Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in March, a closely watched survey suggests.
People who gather to dance in China's public spaces will soon only be allowed to perform government-approved routines.
The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.
On the Run letters to Irish republicans saying they were not being sought by police "damaged criminal justice system," say MPs.
A Dutch meat trader goes on trial accused of selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, during one of Europe's largest food scandals.
Akhil Sharma wins the £40,000 Folio literary prize for his saga Family Life that took 13 years to write.
Grant Elliott hits a six off the penultimate delivery to secure New Zealand's place in the World Cup final with a thrilling win.