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A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.
Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.
How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.
Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.
India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.
How social media is changing comedy in China
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.