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Buses and cars are set alight at the end of a day of protests against proposed pension reforms.
'The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead,' says one young Hong Konger contemplating her future.
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A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.
The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.
North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile, the South Korean military tells Yonhap news agency.
The United Nations condemns the "cruelty" of Arkansas' execution timetable.
Pope Francis urged faith leaders to denounce violence following bomb attacks that killed dozens of Christians.
The Make A Film Foundation made cancer patient Anthony Conti’s dying wish come true.
Sgts Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Cameron Thomas, 23, both on their third deployment to Afghanistan.
The Fori passenger ferry will now use electric power to make its river crossings.
A luxury music festival in the Bahamas is postponed after reports of cancelled flights and no security.
The carriers scrap the two-person policy brought in after the 2015 Germanwings crash.
The top US diplomat warned North Korea against further "aggression".
"It's all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out," said Mrs Obama.
A 66-year-old Swedish woman dies three weeks after the attack at a shopping area in Stockholm.
But the US secretary of state urged other countries to isolate the country diplomatically.
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Ilie Nastase apologises for comments he made about Serena Williams, but says his outburst during Romania's Fed Cup win was "exaggerated".
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
Lower levels of government spending and private investment were behind the slowdown in growth.
Millions of workers have been urged to take a stand against government plans on retirement age.
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Marine Le Pen's replacement as National Front leader quits over alleged remarks about the Holocaust.
A Bangladeshi toddler is going home after Australian doctors reconstructed her pelvic area.
Mr Trump says he misses life before he was elected - and social media users couldn't agree more.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The visit of Francis comes three weeks after deadly bomb attacks on two Coptic Christian churches.
EU leader Donald Tusk says Brexit talks must focus on "people, money and Ireland" - not future trade.
Footage broadcast in North Korea shows leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a military exercise on 25 April.
The social network says it has seen highly organised attempts to manipulate information on the site.
Lawmakers have only hours to pass a bill that will temporarily extend federal funding.
Donald Trump has spoken about what he misses about his life before he was president.
Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.
Foreign forces will face conventional, guerrilla, insider and suicide attacks, a statement says.
Li Heping was detained in 2015 as part of a wider government crackdown on dissent.
Vorayuth Yoovidhaya is accused of knocking down and killing a policeman while speeding in 2012.
Ten Donald Trump impersonators have competed in Los Angeles to win a comedy club contract.
Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, has among the highest number of child brides in the world.
The tasty pop-up pop-art museum features a pool filled with 100m sprinkles.
The ordained Christian minister was put to death despite a plea for mercy from his victim's daughter.
Right-wing parties want Germany to emulate a French ban on wearing burkas in public places.
Parliament is to approve the move as a displeased Russia bans wine imports from the Balkan state.
The US president said he believed China's leader was "trying very hard" to end the escalating crisis.
Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.
Henrique Capriles says only early general elections can put an end to the current political crisis.
Could technology create a world in which economic inequality becomes biological inequality?
Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.
Most Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.
What are the political priorities in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Warsaw?
The Russian leader urges the parties involved to "refrain from using belligerent rhetoric".
Donald Trump has continued to promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. But he'll have to get through a lot of obstacles first.
Fights broke out after an ethnic Albanian was elected as parliamentary speaker.
With questions over whether the Blue Whale challenge exists, and no confirmed link to reported deaths, how concerned should you be?
Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight.
BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on US-North Korea tensions.
The intercept came hours after Israel reportedly launched a missile at a military site near Damascus.
Alexei Navalny, who has been agitating against the government, tweeted that it "hurt like hell".
An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.
Riot police clash with protesters in a western city as tension rises in the presidential race.
French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
The Mexican woman was told she was over the bank's age limit until the press intervened.
The announcement comes as the network seeks to recover from several embarrassing lawsuits.
A tip-off led to the discovery of 11 undocumented prisoners in a room hidden behind a bookcase.
An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.
This will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.
Mina Guli is attempting to complete a gruelling 1,600km (1000 miles) feat across six continents.
Congress is set to vote on a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown for one week.
The soldiers were killed during a raid in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirms.
The European Parliament alleges fraud by the French presidential candidate's nationalists.
North Korea is accused of parading fake weapons in its most recent show of military might. It's nothing new.
The former vice-president was speaking at a college campus event against sexual assault.
One of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.
The 28-year-old German has a "xenophobic background" and registered as a Syrian, prosecutors say.
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi discovers so-called Islamic State is still active in the area hit by a huge US bomb.
A Russian warship collides with a freighter in the Black Sea, with several soldiers rescued, Turkish media say.
The man fired at officers as they tried to arrest him on suspicion of radicalisation.
Ombudsman Tarek William Saab's son urges his father to "do the right thing" in a YouTube video.
The US government line was set up for victims of crimes "committed by removable criminal aliens".
In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
Ramush Haradinaj, an ex-rebel commander in Kosovo's conflict, was arrested on a warrant from Serbia.
The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.
Angela Merkel says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.
Officials say security at Sharm el-Sheikh has been improved since the 2015 bombing of a Russian plane.
South African Gift Ngoepe has been trying to break into Major League Baseball for many years.
Khanna, also an active politician, was suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier.
Steve Rosenberg gains rare access to Russia's Arctic Brigade, close to the border with Finland.
The US says the Thaad system in South Korea will soon be able to take out threats from the North.
Passengers will be given up to $10,000 if they volunteer to forfeit seats on overbooked flights.
President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.
A survey suggests the majority of Australians think national drinking habits are excessive.
A massive explosion followed by a fire has hit Damascus international in Syria, activists say.
Eric Frein killed an officer before hiding in the Pennsylvania mountains in 2014, sparking a manhunt.
MPs reject a bid to allow the president to seek re-election, four weeks after it triggered riots.
The country accuses the regional grouping of meddling in its affairs, as deadly protests continue.
How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.
New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi finds out if a massive bomb dropped on Afghanistan really had any effect on IS.
Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.