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Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.
A mistake by Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor gifts Lokeren a narrow first-leg advantage in the Europa League play-off.
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease.
There have been fierce clashes between militia and international peacekeepers in the capital of Central African Republic.
A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.
Tottenham fight back from a goal down to take a 2-1 advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Limassol.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.
Klaus Zapf, a German millionaire and removals entrepreneur who shunned the trappings of wealth, has died from a heart attack at the age of 62.
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group.
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.
Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).