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The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.
Andrew Harding reports on the ongoing violence in the Central Africa Republic.
Amphetamine drugs worth millions of pounds were sent by international parcel courier from the UK to Australia.
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'.
Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
A lull in violence in Gaza is shattered as deadly explosions hit the Palestinian territory's main city and southern Israel.
An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
Millions of Syrian children are caught up in the conflict
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
At least 38 people have been killed in clashes between troops loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist fighters in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
Sporadic attacks by both Israel and Palestinian militants have punctuated a lull in fighting after the quietest night in the 21-day conflict.
Nick Childs reports on the intensification of fighting in the east of Ukraine.
Palestinians are marking the start of Eid al-Fitr but many feel "there isn't a great deal to celebrate this year", according to Martin Patience in Gaza.