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The US-led coalition against Islamic State begins surveillance flights over the Iraqi city of Tirkit, which is being besieged by government forces.
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.
Lil' Chris, who launched a singing career after he found fame on Channel 4 reality show Rock School, dies.
A tiny new tracker designed to monitor bee behaviour is being tested by ecologists at London's Kew Gardens.
Legal action against planned US rules on net neutrality begins in the District of Columbia and Louisiana.
Fighters from Yemen's Houthi rebel movement advance into southern Yemen, clashing with forces allied to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
US consumer prices rebounded in February as petrol prices rose for the first time since June, official figures show.
A man who stabbed his ex-wife to death and seriously injured two other women, including his current girlfriend, is jailed for life.
Grant Elliott says his 84 that took New Zealand to the World Cup final was a repayment to his adopted home.
The spoof action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service is credited with boosting sales of men's suits in South Korea.
An Angolan journalist goes on trial on charges of defaming military generals after he accused them of links to the "blood diamond" trade.
David Cameron says it was "sensible" to rule out a third term if he is re-elected, amid claims the PM has made a strategic blunder.
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.