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Kurdish fighters engage in fierce gun battles with Islamic State in the key Syrian border town of Kobane, amid US-led coalition air strikes.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is "likely to be out for 10 to 12 weeks" with a knee injury, his national team Germany announce.
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.
At least 19 people die as Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for a Syrian border town being attacked by IS.
At least 17 people, including three children, drowned after their boat sank on the way to a wedding party on the island of Bali, officials say.
Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are banned from bowling in internationals because of illegal actions.
Seven safety steps since Ayrton Senna's death
A new IMF report warns that there are risks to global financial stability that could derail the economic recovery.
A train derailed in Canada on Tuesday causing some of the hazardous material it was carrying to set on fire
Roma owner James Pallotta insists Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman will not be sold to Manchester United - even if they bid £75m.
China says government spending on overseas trips, lavish receptions and official cars has dropped by almost $9bn over the past year.
The pilot of an air tanker battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park in California has died after the plane crashed into a canyon wall on Tuesday.
Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.
British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay about £1,300 to a hitman for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, a court is told.
Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, received millions from an Australian publicly-listed firm, according to Fairfax media.
Federal police in the US are asking for the public to help identify a masked man who appears in an Islamic State (IS) video and appears to have an American accent.