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The French philosopher, who wrote a book called Praise of Risk, dies trying to save two children.
Sun Zhengcai, seen as a contender for China's top job, is being investigated, authorities say.
Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985.
An elephant that gives rides to tourists has killed its handler in Victoria Falls National Park.
Parts of the town of Schaffhausen are sealed off, as police search for the attacker.
A Buddhist temple in central Myanmar has been swallowed by rising floodwaters after heavy rainfall.
Jared Kushner says he had "no improper contacts", as he prepares for a grilling in the Senate.
As Japan's PM faces accusations of personal favouritism, his approval ratings have plummeted.
The country takes another step to bolster its claim to the oil-rich area claimed also by several other countries.
Jordan wants to question embassy guard who Israel says killed an attacker but has immunity.
Andrzej Duda rejects a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees.
Lumberjacks show off their skills at World Championships in the US state of Wisconsin.
A new study offers a clearer estimate of success rates from repeated attempts, researchers say.
The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.
A photographer from the New Zealand city found a creative way to cheer people up amid recent floods.
The girl of 10 is nearly seven months pregnant and doctors say she is too young to carry a baby.
The US swimmer was two seconds slower than the shark in a simulated race shown on Discovery Channel.
Bernard Tomic says he has never "really tried" throughout his tennis career, adding that he has probably been operating at "around 50%".
At least 24 people are killed and many injured by the explosion in the Afghan capital.
Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 means both are set to underperform the global economy.