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At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, local officials say.
David Cameron has reshuffled his ministerial team - here's a guide to the winners, the losers and those taking a sideways move.
The ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang has been submerged in water after severe storms battered the region.
Marvel Comics says it is recasting its hammer-wielding Norse superhero Thor as a woman in a bid to attract more women and girls to comic books.
Cameron unveils key players in fight for 2015 election
Shaun the Sheep has been voted the nation's favourite children's TV character, beating off rivals such as Postman Pat, Paddington and the Wombles.
The leaders of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - sign a deal to create a new $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund.
Michael Gove's new job is not a demotion, says No 10, as David Cameron unveils his biggest reshuffle, including more top jobs for women.
Mali's government and Tuareg rebels exchange dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks in Algiers.
The BBC's Alex Forsyth gauged reaction to Michael Gove's work as education secretary.
Nigel Cassidy looks at the E-fan, an experimental electric plane from Airbus, on display at the Farnborough International Airshow
Enter the fixer - a glimpse of the real Juncker
A woman with dementia describes being diagnosed on her 55th birthday, and the difficulties she faces in everyday life.
Iraq's parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led rebellion in the north and west.
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