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Hungary's first democratically elected president Arpad Goncz, a former dissident who was jailed under communist rule, dies aged 93.
Sam Burgess is left out of England's 23 for their final World Cup match against Uruguay, while Henry Slade starts in midfield.
PepsiCo reports better than expected quarterly profits after seeing rising demand for its drinks and snacks in North America.
Home Secretary Theresa May unveils a reform of the UK's asylum rules in an uncompromising speech to the Conservative conference.
Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.
The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has been fined $40,000 Hong Kong dollars ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa.
The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is fined HK$40,000 ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match.
Islamic State claims attacks in the Yemeni city of Aden - including one on a hotel used by the prime minister - that killed 15 Gulf and Yemeni troops.
On the streets of Johannesburg hawkers sift through items of waste to sell for recycling.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have agreed to postpone disputed elections until February - a key issue that has hindered the peace process.
Six City brokers have gone on trial, accused of rigging the lending rate used between banks.
The International Monetary Fund cuts its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.1% from 3.3%.
Holocaust historians condemn Austria jailing of Jewish writer
David Tennant is to reprise his award-winning Shakespearean role as Richard II as part of a Cycle of Kings season at London's Barbican theatre in 2016.
A Bangladeshi pastor survives an attempt to slit his throat by men who visited his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.
Prosecutors in Spain drop tax charges against Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi but will pursue a case against the star's father.
A top EU legal adviser backs the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right to reside test for EU migrants.
UK prisoners could challenge the blanket ban on them voting in European elections after a European Court of Justice ruling on a case in France.
Defender Chloe Arthur is the only change in Scotland's squad for the Euro 2017 qualifiers against Belarus and Macedonia.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different "flavours".