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Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
Anger over the EU's demands for an extra £1.7bn from the UK and tributes to the late pop star Alvin Stardust feature in Friday's newspapers.
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
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BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.
A Scottish man trapped in India by a dispute over anti-piracy operations says he is struggling to support himself.
England's newest cricket star Moeen Ali speaks to the BBC about his sport and his religion.
Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.