Andrew Harding at how South Africa's economy is changing, as the Organisation of African Unity celebrates its 50th anniversary.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
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The Delhi police chief says at least three more cricketers are being watched for their role in alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says Red Bull are complaining about the tyres in F1 because they have lost their dominant position.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south west Pakistan, officials say.
David Cameron cuts short a foreign trip and returns to London to lead the government response to the suspected terror attack near Woolwich Barrracks.
Firefighters in North Lanarkshire dismantle a 20ft chimney stack, brick by brick, to rescue a boy, 14, who got wedged inside.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon begins a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
Wartime talks between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin went slowly until a drinking session lasting until 3am, newly released files reveal.
Dr Freysteinn Sigmundsson shows the BBC's Neil Bowdler around the Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
American writer Lydia Davis is named as winner of the Man Booker International prize for her "achievement in fiction on the world stage".
A growing number of children are being sexually abused by other children, say charities.
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
Hong Kong, one of the most highly populated islands in the world, launches a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle its serious pollution problems.
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King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show.
A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
A new documentary film looks at the dramatic impact of China's growing fascination with fine French wines.
As EU leaders gather to discuss tax evasion, non-member Switzerland is under increasing pressure to abandon its long tradition of banking secrecy.
UK security chiefs had feared an attack, writes Dominic Casciani
The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
Jockey Eddie Ahern is banned for 10 years after being found guilty of corruption by the BHA, while Neil Clement receives a 15-year ban.
The elaborate funeral planned for Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, his team say, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north west of the country last Friday.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby player son Rohitha is investigated for allegedly assaulting a referee.