Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.
Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.
The family of John Crawford, fatally shot by police while holding a BB gun inside an Ohio Walmart, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the incident.
Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
Marriage at long last for Martina Navratilova
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
The Pakistan Taliban launch their deadliest attack ever, leaving 132 children and nine adults dead at a school in Peshawar.
Three G4S security guards are found not guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died during an attempted deportation at Heathrow airport.
Kenya deregisters more than 500 non-governmental organisations, including 15 accused of links with terrorism, an official tells the BBC.
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.
Lastminute.com, the firm which came to fame at the height of the dot.com boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).
Rock band The Who postpone two concerts in London as frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering from a throat infection.
At least 25 people, among them 15 children, have been killed in twin car bomb attack in the central Yemeni province of Bayda, reports say.
How an enormous ship will collect and liquefy gas at sea
Two years after the horrific gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the BBC's Shilpa Kaannan reports from the site of a vigil which aims to highlight issue of women's safety.