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US invests $50m in Niger drone base for counterterrorism

The US announces plans to build a military air base in Niger that will be capable of deploying drones, as part of anti-Islamist efforts. READ MORE

Wyatt Roy: Australian PM blasts ex-MP's 'stupid' Iraq trip

PM Malcolm Turnbull says a former Australian MP who was caught up in gunfire after going to the front line in Iraq to "see a mate" was "very stupid". READ MORE

Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders gather in Israel

World leaders including Barack Obama and Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas are in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers. READ MORE

Exclusive Lady Detective short story

To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives. READ MORE

The refugees still trying to reach EU via Balkans

The BBC has learned that at least a 1,000 refugees and migrants each week are trying to reach the EU via the Balkans. READ MORE

9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi Arabia 'great concern'

Saudi Arabia says it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages. READ MORE

Raffaele Sollecito 'wants to rebuild image'

Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, says he wants to rebuild his image. READ MORE

On board plane flying through the jet stream

Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather. READ MORE

US election 2016: Trump accused of Cuba embargo breach

Hillary Clinton says presidential rival Donald Trump appears to have violated US laws, after a report said he broke a trade embargo with Cuba. READ MORE

Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained

The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing. READ MORE

Shimon Peres funeral: Arrests ahead of Israeli funeral

Israeli police make several arrests as a huge security operation swings into action ahead of Friday's funeral for former prime minister and president Shimon Peres. READ MORE

Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada play day

Prince George and his sister play with children of Canadian military families, with 16-month-old Princess Charlotte heard speaking for the first time in public. READ MORE