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Is there any place for intellectuals in India's politics?
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Missouri bishop, Robert Finn, who pleaded guilty three years ago to not reporting child abuse by a priest.
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
Wallabies are scaling a dam and mountain range in New Zealand, to the alarm of local officials.
Twitter says it will take action against a wider range of violent threats as part of new efforts to tackle abuse on its platform.
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has agreed a new contract with the club until June 2019.
Award-winning author Toni Morrison condemns the killing of several black men by white police officers.
Images from the campaign trail: 21 April
The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year, migration officials warn.
Italian prosecutors say many of the hundreds of migrants who died when a boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Sunday were locked in the hold and unable to escape.
Online gamers in China are hiring female "online escorts" to keep them company while they play.
Orla Guerin reports from inside Aden in Yemen, where poorly armed local militias - including teenagers - are fighting against Houthi rebels.
Investor sentiment in Germany has shown an unexpected fall after rising steadily for the past five months, the closely watched ZEW survey indicates.
A Serbian inquiry finds the president's jet went into a sudden plunge last week when the co-pilot tried to mop up a coffee spill.
One of the people on board the migrant boat which ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes on Monday has been speaking to the BBC.
A judge in New York issues a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists trying to free two chimpanzees.
A car bomb explodes outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing 11 people near the Central Hotel.
Promoter Bob Arum is unable to explain why there are still no tickets on sale for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on 2 May.
South Africa to deploy army in parts of Johannesburg to deal with anti-immigrant violence after wave of attacks, defence minister says.