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Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England their thrilling victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
England produce a magnificent final-day bowling display to win the first Test against New Zealand by 124 runs.
A team which recreates popular films as 8-bit video games is attracting millions of views on YouTube.
One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations calls for more food aid and shelter for the victims.
Greece intends to keep repaying its debt, a government spokesman said, days after Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis warned it had run out of funds.
The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.
Norwich secure an instant return to the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.
European stocks close down after a Greek minister said that Athens would struggle to meet its upcoming debt payments.
Negotiators for Colombia's left-wing Farc rebel group say they want to continue with peace talks after dozens of their fighters were killed in a bombing raid.
Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
The remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic leader of Burkina Faso who was killed in a 1987 coup, are being exhumed for formal identification.
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
Fierce clashes are reported in southern Yemen, as officials say UN-sponsored peace talks planned for later this week have been postponed.
Reflections from a man who has visited every country in the world