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Suspected Boko Haram members launch offensive against city's south.
01 Feb 2015 07:41 GMT | War & Conflict, Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria
Jordan pledges to "do everything it can" to save Maaz al-Kassasbeh, after Japanese hostage is beheaded by armed group.
01 Feb 2015 13:13 GMT | War & Conflict, Middle East, ISIL, Jordan, Syria
Thousands of demonstrators march through the city's main financial district, but turnout is lower than expected.
01 Feb 2015 07:18 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Protests, Hong Kong
At least 19 soldiers and civilians killed in clashes across eastern Ukraine as peace talks in Minsk collapse.
01 Feb 2015 13:03 GMT | War & Conflict, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin
Civilians make up more than half of all casualties, with UN figures showing that month was one of deadliest in years.
01 Feb 2015 10:02 GMT | War & Conflict, Iraq, Middle East, UN, ISIL
At least five killed in blast in centre of Syrian capital, an area rarely targeted during the ongoing civil war.
01 Feb 2015 12:36 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Middle East, Syrian crisis
Tony Abbott's approval rating plunges to 27 percent as conservative government loses state election in Queensland.
01 Feb 2015 07:20 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Australia, Tony Abbott
Leading human rights lawyer criticises Western governments for turning a blind eye to lack of media freedom in Egypt.
01 Feb 2015 01:15 GMT | Media, Middle East, Egypt, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy
The new African Union chairman says he is not worried about what the West will think of his appointment.
01 Feb 2015 08:48 GMT | Politics, Africa, Robert Mugabe, African Union
Once described as 'idiotic', new eco-friendly, self-sustaining homes are proving its critics wrong.
Anti-government protests turn violent in Pristina just one month after a new coalition administration takes office.
29 Jan 2015 11:07 GMT | Politics, Europe, Protests, Serbia, Albania
Arab nomads found deep in the heart of South Sudan live in isolation, but are not immune from war and disease.
29 Jan 2015 09:28 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Human Rights, Africa, South Sudan
Greeks go to the polls in a snap general election, but most feel hopeless about a better future.
25 Jan 2015 08:15 GMT | Politics, Poverty & Development, Greece, Europe, Elections
Though attacks became more frequent in 2011, since Morsi’s removal from power in 2013 they have escalated dramatically.
30 Jan 2015 16:19 GMT | Egypt, Middle East, ISIL
Al Jazeera examines what life is like for one Palestinian family living amongst the rubble of the Gaza Strip.
28 Jan 2015 13:06 GMT | Interactive, Gaza: After the war, Palestine, Longform, Middle East
The stories of Palestinians deported from Israel between 1977 and 2012, their lives in exile and their longing for home.
Politics, War & Conflict, Israel
On Lamu island, off the coast of Kenya, donkeys outnumber cars and are key to earning a living.
Arts & Culture, Sport, Environment
The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, "rebranding" Africa, and his music.
Arts & Culture, Politics, Science & Technology
Fault Lines examines why, despite 'Obamacare', more than five million Americans have been left without any healthcare.
Health, United States, Barack Obama