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Two senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network have been captured by Afghan security forces, intelligence officials say.
Rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level but overall crime has fallen, police figures show.
Hong Kong's government is ready for new talks with student protesters as early as next week, says Chief Executive CY Leung, as tensions continue.
Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to people who view child pornography.
A clash between construction workers and villagers in the south-west Chinese province of Yunnan has left eight dead, state media says.
A young boy from Kosovo is reunited with his mother after being freed from his jihadist father in Syria in a secret operation.
Sir David Attenborough is to go on the trail of birds of paradise, ostriches and dinosaurs in three new documentaries for BBC One and BBC Two.
Toulon say Steffon Armitage will start in the European Champions Cup this weekend, virtually ending hopes he will join Bath.
Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the international fight against Ebola, a senior US official says.
Labour say a Conservative minister recorded saying some disabled people were "not worth" the minimum wage should resign.
Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.
Samantha Morton is to meet police over claims she suffered sexual abuse by care home workers in Nottinghamshire.
Hopes for a rebound on the FTSE 100 after Wednesday's shares rout have faded, after an initial rally peters out.
Aleem Maqbool travels down the so-called Blues Highway looking at some of the big concerns ahead of the US midterm elections.
Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.
Nearly 100 British army medics are on their way to Sierra Leone in West Africa to run a field hospital to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.
The leader of a secessionist group in Kenya is charged with holding an illegal gathering and planning to breach the peace following a police raid on his home.