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Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.
Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.
Warning of "widespread, hazardous" tsunami waves issued after 7.7 earthquake off Solomon Islands.
The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
A resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
A new law aims to stamp out cat-calling and other sexual harassment in the Argentine capital.
A young Ukrainian mother allegedly left her two toddlers without food for nine days and one died.
US actress Sofia Vergara is sued for allegedly depriving her frozen embryos of their inheritance.
A Japanese city is tracking elderly dementia patients by attaching barcodes to their fingernails.
Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.
Men still dominate Russian politics and business, but young women from both sides of the divide are making strides.
A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.
Nature experts say rock-balancing craze disturbs habitat of endangered Bermuda skink.
French ex-minister Jerome Cahuzac, appointed to clamp down on tax evasion, is jailed for tax fraud.
Donald Trump picks an outspoken critic of Obama climate policies to head the environment body.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for foreign children.