There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
Palestinians have been taking part in demonstrations to protest against events in Gaza. At least two were killed in fighting at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.
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