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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.
Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.
Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.
Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.
Novo Banco, the "good bank" created from troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) names Eduardo Stock da Cunha its new chief executive.
Nato countries have started delivering arms to Ukraine to help its soldiers combat pro-Russian separatists in the east, the defence minister says.
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Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.
Alex Salmond says the independence referendum is "a once in a generation opportunity" while Alistair Darling says there would be "no way back".
Pope Francis has pronounced 20 Italian couples man and wife during a mass wedding ceremony in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Britain will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep the country safe, following the killing of hostage David Haines by Islamic State militants, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
The brother of British aid worker David Haines, murdered by Islamic State militants, pays tribute to him.
An American man is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court.
Faizal Muhammad Ali reports from Srinagar which has been devastated by floodwaters.
Manchester United win for the first time this season as their new-look side tear apart a poor QPR at Old Trafford.
The European Space Agency is about to announce the site on Comet 67P where the Rosetta mission will try to make a historic landing.
Fighting anti-Semitism is every German's duty, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells a mass rally in Berlin, after growing attacks on Jews.