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The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
Samira Hussain reports on the day-to-day struggles of people living in Detroit, as the city attempts to climb out of its financial problems.
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
Why the military holds the key to Pakistan's protests
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.