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Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.
Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.
Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.
The Nigerian government is still hopeful of securing the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
A woman who helped the Ukrainian army fight in east Ukraine has detailed the violence pro-Russian rebels then subjected her to.
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.
The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
According to the UN, rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims.
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
The former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of ninety-eight.
In the first part of his road trip across Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections, Steve Rosenberg meets a candidate who was persecuted by pro-Russian rebels.
A year ago a charity in the Netherlands created a fake profile of a girl called Sweetie to pose in teen chat rooms.
The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.