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Plane debris being sent to France
Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor'
The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC learns.
Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
India state funeral for Abdul Kalam
Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam is given a full state funeral in his native town in south India.
India executes Mumbai bomb plotter
India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Chung wants to be Fifa president
The major shareholder of South Korean industrial giant Hyundai wants to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.
Myanmar frees almost 7,000 prisoners
Myanmar releases 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, ahead of polls in November - but it is not clear if political prisoners are among those freed.
Deadly landslides hit Nepal villages
At least 16 people are killed after torrential rain triggers landslides in western Nepal, with fears the toll could rise.
Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN
Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.
Accused Sydney bomber appears in court
The man accused of a series of Family Court bombings in Sydney in the 1980s briefly appears in court.
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