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The last UK military base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, is handed over to the control of Afghan security forces.
San Francisco Giants beat Kansas City Royals 11-4 in Game Four to level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2.
Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011.
Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.
Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.
Americans debate skin colour, and other trends of the week
Voice of the campaign to save Madagascar's forests
French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years
A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.