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The US Senate completes congressional approval of an annual defence bill expanding the military campaign against Islamic State (IS).
Britain's gay Asian men pressured into marrying women
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
How Pakistan's women can face brutality - and even death - if they fall in love with the wrong person.
The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala
Srirasmi, the wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, resigns her royal position, the palace announces.
The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray defends his purchase of a luxury home on national TV, after a similar case involving the president's wife.
The UN has formally adopted an extraordinary account of life in a Uruguayan jail during military rule written on tiny cigarette papers.
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.
In a Twitter Q&A, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener answered questions about the redacted CIA report.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has written a letter of mitigation after accepting an FA charge.
The president of the European Commission warns the UK not to "beat up" EU migrants as it tries to reduce immigration numbers.
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.
Following the release of a contentious Senate report detailing CIA interrogation techniques, the BBC's Jon Sopel questions the motives of those involved and the lasting impact of such actions.
The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights for three seasons from 2016.
The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.
The US state of Iowa is developing an application to put residents' driver's licences on mobile devices.