Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a murdered Pakistani politician, tells the BBC he was tortured by militants during four years as a hostage.
Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome unearths a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD.
Former US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio launches a tirade on Twitter against a Washington Post article speculating on his political future.
Artworks by street artist Banksy from international private collections are to go on display in Rome.
A South Korean novel about a woman who "wants to reject human brutality" and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
Tight security is in place in Hong Kong for the visit of China's third-highest leader, as concern grows about political interference by Beijing.
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North Korea names Ri Yong-ho, a former ambassador to the UK and its chief nuclear negotiator, as its new foreign minister in a diplomatic letter.
State-run media says China can never allow a repeat of the "error" of the Cultural Revolution, after staying quiet on Monday's anniversary.
The Australian government will delay its plan to introduce a so-called "backpacker tax" after a backlash from farmers and the tourism industry.
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in Syria. They told BBC News what they chose to take with them.
Unlike straight couples, gay refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria face an uphill struggle to stay together.
China's ICBC Standard Bank, the world's biggest bank by assets, agrees to buy a massive vault in London as it looks to grow its gold and precious metals business.
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
A dinghy carrying 112 migrants en route to Europe has been intercepted off Libya's coast.
Traditional Palestinian industries struggle to survive in West Bank
Austrian election debate turns to 'slugfest'
The BBC's Michelle Fleury put nutritional drink Soylent to the taste test on the streets of New York.
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