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The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
About 100 army medics are set to travel to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
The former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of ninety-eight.
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