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Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
Many people have been killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.
Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.
At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
France's far-right National Front party is gathering in Lyon ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its future direction.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be unveiled later.
An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.
The capital of China's restive region of Xinjiang will recruit 3,000 carefully vetted former soldiers as guards.
As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.
South African opposition party leader Julius Malema and 11 of his MPs are suspended from parliament without pay for heckling the president.
The Indian economy grew at an annual pace of 5.3% in the three months to the end of September, down from 5.7% in the previous quarter.
Crude oil prices continue to fall in the wake of the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.
Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels, in a move likely to anger China and South Korea.
Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports.
Why Qatar's latest TV network is concerning Arab states
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.