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Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.
It follows Friday's killings, the Taliban's deadliest assault on Afghan forces since 2001.
England call up three uncapped players in Mike McMeeken, Chris McQueen and Alex Walmsley for May's Samoa Test.
Briton Anthony Joshua says "father time has caught up with Vladimir Klitschko" as the two prepare for Saturday's heavyweight world title bout.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron will take on the far-right's Marine Le Pen in France's run-off election.
The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.
A city-based Twenty20 tournament could have "far-reaching consequences" for counties who play at non-Test match grounds, says Kent chief Jamie Clifford.
On 7 May, French voters will decide whether centrist Emmanuel Macron or far-right Marine Le Pen will be president.
A woman hit by a bottle during a pro-government march on 19 April dies of her injuries.
Many European leaders were quick to congratulate Mr Macron, who is strongly pro-EU.
BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.
Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.
Man Kaur took over a minute to finish in Auckland and was only cleared to run after a medical check.
David Wyeth and Matthew Rees recall their inspiring encounter at the London Marathon finish line.
The project will include a journey between London and Oxford in 2019.
He was trying to drive from New South Wales to Perth across the outback but was stopped by police.
It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.
Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.
Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at a Pyongyang institution before his arrest.
Emmanuel Macron faces tougher challenges ahead if he becomes president of a deeply divided country.
Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
Law enforcement agencies around the world are concerned about an increase in fake celebrity social media accounts.
We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the sudden death of her husband.
The 98-year-old grandmother from India's Tamil Nadu state who leads a yoga dynasty.
A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.
The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.
Researchers have so far named nearly five million victims, but now they are in a race against time.
Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.
A new film about the Sewol ferry sinking criticises the South Korean government for the tragedy.
Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.
Steph is an international cheerleader. She’s also blind.
Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.
Leigh Timmis left Derby in 2010 to cycle round the world. He returns today, several years late.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Street food".
After the London 2011 riots, photographer Julian Mahrlein set out to capture the faces of inner-city teenagers.