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Dutch police kick in a door after a report of "terrifying screams" - only to find the sound was a man singing along to opera.
A satirical story that Eritrean men had been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, is condemned by Eritrean officials.
Vietnam's five-yearly congress ends in Hanoi, a new politburo announced and the re-elected party chief warning of a "heavy" workload ahead.
The European Commission has made a series of pledges designed to tackle "aggressive tax practices" by multi-national companies.
After nearly 300 Wikipedia editors sign a vote of no confidence, Arnnon Geshuri steps down as a trustee of the site's governing body.
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the three months to end of December, official figures show, taking the annual rate of growth for 2015 to 2.2%.
An Austrian tourist has had to be rescued from a well, after she fell into it while taking a selfie.
Migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands would immediately be sent back by ferry to Turkey, under a Dutch plan to solve the crisis.
Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari says he is resigning after being linked to corruption allegations, but denies any personal wrongdoing.
Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo denies charges of crimes against humanity, as his landmark trial opens at the ICC in The Hague.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is being received in France on the latest leg of his tour to relaunch trade relations with Europe.
Campaigner Malala Yousafzai calls for more to be done to educate millions of Syrian refugee children denied access to school.
The European Competition Commissioner says she is willing to investigate Google's tax arrangements as the SNP write to the EC to complain.
BBC interview with Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the polite but resolute Oregon protester who was ready to die for his cause, and did.
The trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity is set to begin at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
An Australian teen allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it on police, a Melbourne court has heard.
A new front line has been emerging in Iraq, separating the semi-autonomous Kurdish region not just from the militants of the so-called Islamic State but also from the rest of the country.
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is no longer Australia's richest person, says Forbes Australia, losing her spot to US-born Blair Parry-Okeden.
Boko Haram-grade poison for the newest terrorists in town
Breaking a taboo in a place that had never heard of lesbians