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Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
A Singaporean businessman has been jailed for three years for bribing three Lebanese football referees with prostitutes so that they would fix matches
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
Competition begins in 12 separate sports as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gets under way after Wednesday night's opening ceremony.
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
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