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Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister resigns.
Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says.
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko signs a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions.
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.
Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.