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Cesc Fabregas scores his first for Chelsea but they are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
Video footage of Alan Henning - filmed before he was captured by militants in Syria - shows him saying going to the country was "worthwhile".
The US Federal Reserve reiterates it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert signs a contract extension until June 2018 following an unbeaten start to the season.
Could Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?
Farmers urge the next government to give agriculture a boost at the 2015 election - with a list of demands to increase food production and help business.
Minnesota Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson from all team activities while facing charges of allegedly hitting his child.
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.
South Sudan's government says it will not expel foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.
Austria, with its sensitive Alpine regions, has been particularly hard hit by climate change, a major survey says.