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Production on the largest new oil and gas field to have been discovered in the North Sea for a decade is approved.
A Texas man is being held without bail after police say he shot and killed a sheriff's deputy as the officer refuelled his patrol car.
Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during a race near Maidstone on Saturday.
Tokyo's famous Okura hotel closes ahead of its demolition and redevelopment for the 2020 Olympics.
Sunderland sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for up to £10m, while West Brom target Reds defender Jose Enrique.
Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?
Palmyra's ancient Temple of Bel is still standing despite a bid by the Islamic State group to blow it up, Syria's antiquities chief says.
Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker calls building a wall along the border between the US and Canada a "legitimate issue".
Chancellor George Osborne is accused of "arrogance" after announcing more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.
India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7% between April and June, lower than expected, official figures show.
The Afghan Taliban say they covered up the death of their former leader Mullah Omar for more than two years, apparently for strategic reasons.
Natalie Sciver records career-best figures with bat and ball as England end the Women's Ashes with victory over Australia.
Ashley Madison says "hundreds of thousands" of new members are joining despite an enormous data leak after hackers targeted the website.
With the migrants trying to cross Hungary's border to get into Europe
A woman found with fatal head injuries in Manchester is named by police as Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.
South Sudan's rebel leader accuses the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, following the signing of a new peace deal.
Austrian authorities say they have detained five suspected people smugglers as they tighten the Hungarian border after the deaths of 71 migrants.
Russian oil giant Rosneft reports a sharp drop in profits due to lower oil prices.
Why piracy could return to Somalia
Facebook announces new measures to tackle video piracy on its website.