Kenji Ekuan, a former Buddhist monk who designed the iconic Japanese soy sauce bottle, dies at the age of 85.
A 19-year-old, armed with a knife and hammer, was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court hears.
The Congolese army, with the support of UN troops, launches an offensive against Rwandan rebels blamed for much of the violence in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
England boss Stuart Lancaster says he will be surprised if there are many changes for Italy, despite players returning from injury.
Banking giant HSBC helped wealthy clients across the world evade hundreds of millions of pounds worth of tax, the BBC's Panorama learns.
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Ali Smith's How to be Both, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction and the Costa novel award, is shortlisted for the 2015 Folio Prize.
A drone strike in Afghanistan has killed former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State, officials say.
The Egyptian authorities suspend football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a Cairo stadium leave at least 22 people dead.
Cyprus denies Russian media reports that it is ready to lease two military bases to Russia.
India's economy grew by 7.5% between October and December compared with a year earlier, officials say, but economists are baffled by a new formula to calculate GDP.
The Nigerian interior minister says he is confident the fight against Boko Haram will be successful enough to allow postponed elections to go ahead.
More than twenty football supporters have died in rioting outside a stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Egyptian football fans tell of deadly stampede at Cairo stadium
South Korea's former spy chief will serve three years in jail for trying to influence the results of the 2012 presidential election.
What we have learnt at the Africa Cup of Nations
Ivory Coast declares a public holiday to celebrate its dramatic win over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
SpongeBob SquarePants knocks Clint Eastwood's war drama American Sniper off the top of the US box office, taking $56m in ticket sales in its first week.
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Bob Dylan turns the tables on his critics during a rare 30-minute speech, as he is honoured as Musicares person of the year.