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A search is carried out after a passenger said they saw someone go overboard from a ferry, but all crew and passengers are later accounted for.
A doctor is arrested in connection with the deaths of 15 women at two state-run sterilisation camps in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis makes $81.9m (£51.9m) at a record-breaking auction of post-war and contemporary art in New York.
Pakistan take the final two New Zealand wickets on the final morning to seal a 248-run first Test victory in Abu Dhabi.
Eight navy personnel are missing after dozens of gunmen attacked an Egyptian navy ship in the Mediterranean, officials say
Labour leader Ed Miliband admits his "mettle has been tested" by reports senior figures in his party want him to resign, in an interview with BBC political editor Nick Robinson.
Thirteen people are arrested over a trafficking ring which saw a pregnant woman almost tricked into an abortion following a sham marriage.
The charity MSF says it is to host clinical trials of new Ebola treatments in West Africa, one of them using the blood of recovered patients.
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.
India and US reach a breakthrough in resolving food security, an issue which had been stalling the implementation of a global trade pact.
Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity
A slew of economic data out of China, which came in below forecasts on Thursday, highlights the continuing downward pressure facing the Asian giant.
Ali Smith's Booker Prize-nominated novel How to be Both wins the Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction.
The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.
The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.
A homeless man in the US has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under his clothes.
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.
Photographer uses 100-year-old inherited camera
Why West African seas are a pirate's favourite hunting ground