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Turkey defends its strategy on Islamic State
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host a US version of ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to reports.
The Wolverine actor is said to be "all good" after his third treatment for skin cancer.
Demonstrations took place across France after a young man protesting against a controversial dam project was killed during clashes with police.
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
Mexican authorities looking for 43 students who disappeared after clashing with police last month investigate another suspected mass grave.
China's top prosecuting body lays out rights for whistle-blowers for the first time, amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.
Internet billionaire tops China's rich list
Landslides close the Inverness to Ullapool road and the Rest and Be Thankful as further heavy rains batter the west of Scotland.
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.
Wales forward Gareth Bale is the only British player on the 23-man shortlist for the world footballer of the year award.
Asian stocks are mostly lower with traders looking ahead to the meeting of policymakers at the US Federal Reserve.
A court in Malaysia begins hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against his sodomy conviction.
Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement began exactly one month ago.
Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Turkey will continue to help coalition forces if there is a co-ordinated plan for the creation of a ''democratic'' Syria.
A painting sold by Sotheby's in London for £42,000 is at the centre of a legal battle, amid claims it could be the work of Italian baroque master Caravaggio with a much greater value of around £11m.
Mexican authorities searching for 43 students who disappeared after a protest last month are investigating a suspected mass grave.
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
Standard Chartered posts a 16% fall in operating profit because of a restructuring in its South Korean business and an increase in bad loans.
Officials are holding talks in Pyongyang for the first time in a decade to discuss North Korea's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens.