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Premier League side Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal.
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.
The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
Pressure is growing on South Yorkshire's police commissioner to resign in the wake of a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.
HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso retires from international football.
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.