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Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.
Why Afghanistan still has no government
The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.
Meet the artist who works in symbols
The coming election campaign is likely to be closely fought and bad-tempered, says Rob Watson - but will the electorate be engaged?
The project to kill an island's entire rat population
Two humans, one robot and ethical questions in Ex Machina
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible.
The hazards of drowning in too much stuff
Louis van Gaal says "everything" was against Manchester United after their 0-0 draw with League Two's Cambridge United in the FA Cup.
Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.
Grigor Dimitrov expects a tougher test from Andy Murray at the Australian Open than when he ended his Wimbledon reign.
The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
League Two Cambridge United hold Manchester United to a goalless draw to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Thousands march for and against Shia Houthi rebels amid a dangerous power vacuum following the resignation of Yemen's leaders.
Speaker John Boehner is attacked from the left and the right after a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks is derailed.
The people of Greece go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most crucial general elections in the country's history.
Senegal go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C after coming from behind to hold South Africa to a 1-1 draw.