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What has disrupted life at a Malaysian school?
Fidel Castro got a standing ovation during a rare appearance at the Cuba's Communist Party Congress on Tuesday.
A US appeals courts has ruled that a Virginia school policy that barred a transgender student from using the boys' toilet is discriminatory.
Newcastle recover from Sergio Aguero's controversial goal to earn a valuable draw with Manchester City.
Tata's Port Talbot chief to launch management buyout of company's operations in the UK
Computer chip maker Intel says it is cutting 12,000 jobs - about 11% of its workforce - over the next 12 months.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says there is no need for a "mea culpa" over claims that she manipulated government accounts.
Irishman Conor McGregor fuels speculation over his UFC future by tweeting he has "decided to retire young".
Fifa boss Gianni Infantino hopes the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be the first tournament to feature video referees.
Major aid groups step up help to Ecuador amid concerns over conditions faced by survivors from the earthquake that killed more than 400 people.
Iranians vent anger at new morality police
A search-and-rescue helicopter retired from Navy missions is to be turned into a holiday home.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warns that too much EU "interference" in people's lives is eroding support for the bloc.
Police in southern Germany say a woman found by officers during an eviction may have been held captive by her mother for years.
More than 250 people have been arrested in Zambia to curb xenophobic violence as the looting of Rwandan-owned shops spreads, police say.
Cuba's 84-year-old leader, Raul Castro, will remain the country's Communist Party chief for another five years, it is announced.
Three of the candidates for the US presidency have ties to New York, but which is the true New Yorker? The BBC asked some locals to weigh in.
Apple's transparency reports show it consistently complies with a greater-than-average proportion of information requests from US authorities
A UK-based magazine offers a prize to the author of the most offensive verse about the Turkish president, who is suing a German comedian over a poem.
Switzerland suspends the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers who refused to shake hands with female teachers.