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Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.
Asian shares fell as investors retreat following US economic data and a sharp selloff in technology shares on Wall Street.
Six months after the Ayotzinapa 43 disappeared, a movement of digital activists borrowing tactics from Spanish and Greek anti-austerity movements, and from the Arab Spring, has gained strength on Mexican social media.
Afghan lynching triggers one man's guilt
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.
Bringing Gaza's only grand piano back to life
French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.
At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.
How will Lee Kuan Yew be remembered in Singapore's neighbourhood?
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke plans contract talks with England boss Roy Hodgson within the next year.
A state of emergency is declared in the Peruvian town of Chosica after it was engulfed by mud and rocks during heavy rain on Monday.
The US says it has begun air strikes to try to dislodge Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Tikrit, after a request from Baghdad.
Kraft Foods Group shares jump 35% after an announcement that the firm will merge with tomato ketchup maker Heinz.
At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
Australia's Norfolk Island faces losing independence, but not without a fight
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.