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Twelve Pacific nations fail to agree a regional trade deal which would cover 40% of the world economy, despite talk of "significant progress".
There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".
US country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, dies, aged 67.
A new record for the largest ever vertical skydiving formation has been set in Ottawa, Illinois, by 164 flyers who formed the shape of a flower in the sky.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
It has been a bruising few months for the German chancellor, but she is still popular with the public, says Jenny Hill.
Cecil the lion as seen by tourists in Zimbabwe
What really happened when Samuel DuBose was shot in Cincinnati?
Could a once reluctant Turkey be a South Asia power broker?
Famous writers on what NOT to say
Decoding the symbols on the new monument to the Devil
Hundreds take to the streets of Baghdad to protest as temperatures in Iraq hit over 50C.
Brazil football chiefs confirm midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile.
There has been a rise in the number of people gong missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.
Why India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' doesn't work
A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 is flown from Reunion in the Indian Ocean to France for analysis.
Alejandro Burzaco, a former Argentine sporting executive, pleads not guilty in the corruption case involving football's world governing body Fifa.
Challenge Cup holders Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens to reach the final at Wembley for a fifth time in six years.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.