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A girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers is recovering well and stands for the first time, her brother says.
The relatives of 44 victims of the Germanwings plane crash, including 16 schoolchildren who died, are to view their coffins in Duesseldorf.
Four Western tourists appear in court in Malaysia accused of posing nude on Mt Kinabalu, which was hit by a deadly earthquake last week.
Sepp Blatter's 17-year reign as boss of crisis-hit Fifa could come to an end on 16 December.
Marta becomes the Women's World Cup's all-time leading goalscorer by netting in Brazil's victory over South Korea.
The chancellor will attempt to bind future governments to maintaining a budget surplus when the economy is growing he will announce later.
Mainland Chinese shares reverse losses to head higher, despite US index provider MSCI holding off on including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index.
Pakistan is starting to outstrip the world in executions
Tory ministers should be free to "speak their minds" about the future EU referendum, the chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee says.
President Park Geun-hye postpones her US visit over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), which has now killed nine people in South Korea.
Pakistan executes a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for a double murder in 1992 and who rights groups say was tortured into confessing.
The Indian army has attacked rebel camps inside Myanmar, days after at least 20 of its soldiers were killed in an ambush in the north-east, a minister says.
Crisis-hit Fifa looks set to elect a successor for president Sepp Blatter by the end of the year.
A new survey suggests reluctance among many European voters to support military action to defend fellow Nato members against a possible attack from Russia, the BBC's Bridget Kendall reports.
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.
The number of people fined for failing to pick up their dog's poo fell by almost 20% last year, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.
An outbreak of a new respiratory illness has hit South Korea - but what is the virus and should we be concerned?
Wild chimpanzees use leaf sponges to drink "significant quantities" of an alcoholic plant sap, research reveals.
Who will help the Rohingya people, long denied citizenship and freedom of movement by the government of Myanmar?
BBC News looks at some of the key events which have shaped the confrontation with Islamic State in the 12 months since the fall of Mosul.