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Hillary Clinton has begun campaigning in Iowa, as the former Secretary of State looks to win over voters in the first nominating contest.
When competitive cyclists won't stop for trains
US President Barack Obama plans to remove Cuba from state sponsors of terrorism list, the White House says.
Xenophobic attacks by South Africans against fellow African migrants have been continuing in Durban.
The New Horizons probe, which is bearing down on Pluto, has captured its first colour image of the distant dwarf planet.
A Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped from Boko Haram tells the BBC of the night 219 girls were kidnapped, and how she escaped.
School officials in Atlanta have received prison sentences following convictions for participating in a conspiracy to change test answers.
IBM has launched a health unit to make sense of the wealth of data created by the boom in fitness trackers and apps.
Some 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized off Libya, survivors tell Save the Children.
The BBC's Milton Nkosi talks to some of the foreigners affected by the recent violence in South Africa and reflects on its meaning.
Russian officials close a dance school after a video of teenage girls "twerking" causes a sensation on the internet.
A manhole cover blasts more than 200ft into the air in a street in Buffalo, New York, following an explosion.
Turkish President Erdogan sharply criticises Pope Francis for using the term "genocide" for the killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1.
The United Nations refugee agency says that closing Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp would have "extreme humanitarian consequences."
A white police officer is charged with manslaughter after shooting a black man when apparently mistaking his gun for his Taser.
RAF Typhoons were launched to intercept two Russian aircraft near UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.
US soul singer Percy Sledge, famed for his song When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 73, his agent says.
The BBC's Tom Burridge describes the scene as a fellow reporter is shot during a mission to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
Authorities in the US state of Georgia say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law as he was trying to kill an armadillo with a handgun.
A journalist is seriously injured on an OSCE monitoring trip to a flashpoint village in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.