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Thousands fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis are blocked as they try to cross from Colombia.
- Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'
A study shows higher risk of fatal lung disease in adults exposed to cigarette smoke in childhood.
- Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm
At least 14 people were taken to hospital after a metal structure at a concert in Oklahoma fell.
- Man charged over UK Parliament crash
Salih Khater will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of pedestrians and police.
- Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island
The 6.3 magnitude tremor is the latest in weeks of earthquakes that have killed more than 476 people.
- Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters
As southern India braces for more rain, BBC reporters in Kerala see the devastating impact of floods.
- Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites
New laws mean websites can be blocked if deemed a security threat, but critics say they crush dissent.
- Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU
The intensive care specialists joke that they have taken drastic measures to get Christmas off work.
- Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged
The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.
- Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder
Multi-millionaire tycoon says he donated because "we have a genuine chance to turn this around".
- Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning start as Juventus beat Chievo 3-2
Cristiano Ronaldo makes a winning start to his Juventus career as they come from behind to beat Chievo 3-2 in a dramatic Serie A opener.
- Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief
Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80.
- Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding
Russia's president dances with his host during a controversial stopover on his way to Germany.
- Latter Day Saints church leader rejects 'Mormon' label
The leader of the Utah-based church says God told him people should stick to its official name.
- The man who keeps suing Hong Kong
Pensioner Kwok Cheuk-kin has taken the Hong Kong government to court more than 30 times over the last decade and has won just one case.
- Kenya?s one-man band - Krackwhizz
Kenyan Joshua Kamau, also known as Krackwhizz, is a one-man band.
- Your pictures: Coffee time
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "coffee time".
- The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash
The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.
- #BlackLove: What Twitter hashtag really means
#BlackLove started as a way for people to share positive images of black couples - we meet one of them.
- Sea 'monster' baffles locals in eastern Russia
A massive carcass has washed up on the shores of eastern Russia and locals are trying to work out what it is.
- Yemen war: Boys dig friends? graves after air strike
A school trip ended in disaster when the bus was hit by a Saudi-led coalition missile.
- The French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers
Tracking down those who helped Catalonia hold an independence vote ruled illegal by Spain last year.
- 'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio
Female activists turn to internet broadcasts to seek more rights for women in Saudi Arabia.
- Obituary: Bui Tin, the reporter who changed his country's fate
Bui Tin had a front-row seat as Vietnam changed. But his name went on to be erased from history.
- US-Turkey row: Pastor a 'pawn in personal feud'
The diplomatic row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson has split two Nato allies, Tara McKelvey writes.