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One of Facebook's safety advisers is calling on it to cover decapitation photos with warnings after controversial uploads from Syria.
The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.
When we look for sexual abuse, we find it
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
Pro-Russian separatists battle Ukrainian troops and shell the coastal town of Novoazovsk, after President Poroshenko promises a "roadmap" for peace.
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.
Conflict becomes part of wider struggle in the Middle East
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, ending 50 days of fighting in which 2,200 people have died, appears to be holding.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirms the club have made an official offer to Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres.
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show
Energy-hungry Chile inaugurates its biggest wind farm
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed two days ago after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, arrives back in the US.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
The UN accuses the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report on war crimes there.
The UK's most senior police officer says he backs a call to seize passports from Britons who go abroad to fight with militants in Syria and Iraq.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in French fraud case but has not been charged.