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A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.
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UK authorities are urged to tackle "anti-foreigner abuse" in the tabloid press after a Sun column refers to migrants as "cockroaches".
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.
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A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plays down rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger before Sunday's derby.
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A ceremony has been held in Gallipoli to mark the 100th anniversary of the campaign which took place during World War One.
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.
Two British plane spotters who were imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of spying land back in the UK.
Is it right to genetically edit embryos?
US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
Three people working to remove mines for the UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are kidnapped in an area close to the Rwandan border.
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
The wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has damaged the image of the country as an investment destination.
Leaders from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey and Britain's Prince Charles are attending a ceremony marking 100 years since the campaign of Gallipoli.
At least 115 children have been killed in a month of fighting and air strikes in Yemen, UN children's agency Unicef says.