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McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button face grid penalties at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after engine changes.
A Tamil MP becomes leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament - the first member of the ethnic minority group to hold the post in 32 years.
Hungarian riot police try to force migrants and refugees off a packed train that had left Budapest's international rail station.
Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home.
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.
Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
French farmers protesting about bureaucracy and collapsing incomes have taken a convoy of tractors into the outskirts of Paris.
Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition
South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.
An Indian politician's comment that a condom advertisement starring a porn star will lead to a rise in rapes causes outrage on social media.
The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.
Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.
Malaysian authorities say a boat carrying at least 70 suspected Indonesian migrants has capsized off the country's west coast.
Hollywood actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a female photographer in Australia.
Williams announce that they are retaining their driver line-up of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa for the 2016 season.
Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
A sheep found wandering in scrubland in Australia has been given a much needed haircut, shedding almost half of its bodyweight.
As China holds a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, John Sudworth asks why China is choosing to showcase its military might on such an unprecedented scale now.