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New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa. READ MORE

Syria conflict: Russia 'may have committed war crime' - Johnson

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo. READ MORE

China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase. READ MORE

Boko Haram's Shekau says he is 'in good health' following claim of his death

The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike. READ MORE

Olympic gold medal cyclists get married

Cycling's golden couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny have got married. READ MORE

Bush asks Obama for selfie help

When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help. READ MORE

Bill Nunn, actor in Spike Lee and Spider Man films, dies

US actor Bill Nunn, who featured in Spider Man and films by the director Spike Lee, dies aged 63. READ MORE

Jordan writer in blasphemy case Nahid Hattar killed

A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page is killed in the capital Amman. READ MORE

Swiss vote in referendum on new surveillance law

Swiss voters are deciding in a referendum whether to back new surveillance powers for the country's intelligence agencies. READ MORE

Wiggins: 'Drugs were to cure medical condition'

Sir Bradley Wiggins defends his use of medical certificates which allowed him to take otherwise banned substances to treat his asthma. READ MORE

Bosnian Serb referendum on disputed 9 January holiday

Bosnian Serbs are voting on whether to maintain 9 January as a national holiday in defiance of Bosnia's highest court. READ MORE

Sir Bradley Wiggins: No unfair advantage from drug

Cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins tells the BBC he was not trying to gain an unfair advantage from being allowed to use a banned steroid before major races. READ MORE