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There are fears for the safety hundreds of vulnerable orangutans in Indonesia, as forest fires continue to rage across the country.
Russia has agreed to resume talks with the US on air safety during Syria bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
Two people have died after two separate university shootings in Texas and Arizona, just hours apart.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a rocket into southern Israel, the Israeli military says, hours after six Palestinians were shot dead.
Russia will hold talks with US on air safety during Syria bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
North Korea holds what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.
The inside struggle to arm Syrian rebels
Costa Ricans are celebrating a man for defending a woman in the street - but he has now been attacked.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was urged to soften her image, newly released personal documents reveal.
India designer brings royalty to Delhi streets
Politeness and eloquence on the road to Europe
Guatemalan authorities order the evacuation of some 40 families from an area where a landslide killed at least 253 last week.
Sergio Aguero says he will miss a month with a hamstring injury while Man City team-mate David Silva sprains ankle.
North Korea is preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.
A new film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs examines the man's life, personal relationships and gadgets.
A US hedge fund threatens to sue Peru over bonds issued by the country's former military regime.
Lord Stuart Rose, former chief executive of Marks and Spencer, is to lead the campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union.
Russia will take the Formula 1 centre stage this weekend in Sochi, and race organisers hope it can boost tourism and also fuel interest in motorsport.
California authorities have approved an expansion of SeaWorld's aquarium tanks, home to their 11 orca whales.
England maintain their 100% record in qualifying for Euro 2016 with a comfortable victory over Estonia at Wembley.