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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.
The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.
At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
Crowds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri, the US town rocked by days of clashes over the police shooting of a black teenager.
A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
The 'viral' weapons in Syria's conflict
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
The plight of Syria's refugee child brides
Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
Breast feeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.