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British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil meets Aqif Azeem, a survivor of the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, who says the militants "will not defeat us".
At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic.
The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving prominent people as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
The BBC's Jonah Fisher looks at the back ground to a trial in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in which a New Zealander and two Burmese men are accused of insulting Buddhism.
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects of their weight impact on their working life, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is selected as the next Royal Film Performance.
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.