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Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
Alex Hales says captain Alastair Cook is the "right guy at the top of the order" ahead of the third ODI against India.
Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
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