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South Sudan postpones presidential elections due next year to give government and rebel forces more time to achieve reconciliation, the president says.
A pair of US twin sisters who have a rare condition which meant they shared an amniotic sac have been born holding hands.
A woman tells the Rolf Harris trial that the entertainer assaulted her several times, including once with his own daughter in the room.
West Bromwich Albion part company with manager Pepe Mel after only four months in charge at the Premier League club.
A grandfather with leukaemia, who was given just two years to live, is in remission after taking a new trial drug.
What will Russia's Vladimir Putin do next over Ukraine?
Midfielder Ross Barkley is included in England's World Cup squad as Roy Hodgson selects a youthful 23-man party for Brazil.
Boris Johnson has renewed his US passport. Is it possible to be UK prime minister and then US president?
Can Abbott's spending cuts balance Australia's books?
Paraguay's presidential palace is threatened by termites, which have infested much of the historic building's west wing, architects say.
Dozens of giant jellyfish have been washing up on beaches in Dorset.
Some say politics is showbiz for ugly people, but a very few politicians attain celebrity status.
Bob Diamond is among several former Barclays executives due to be questioned under caution by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
Oscar Pistorius has had an anxiety disorder since childhood and was "anxious" about violent crime, a psychiatrist has told his murder trial in South Africa.
Michael Nitsche discusses findings from scientists in Germany that suggest more frequent lucid dreams can be induced by sending weak electrical signals into the brain.
New video claiming to show a number of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls has been released by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.
At least six suspected militants are killed in a drone strike in eastern Yemen, as the army continues an offensive against al-Qaeda strongholds.
One of the original founders of Mexico's most violent drugs cartel, the Zetas, has been shot dead in a gun battle in the city of Reynosa, officials say.
How the cost of developing new drugs is encouraging big drugs companies to merge with each other.