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Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan was not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident that left him badly injured and another passenger dead, according to papers filed in a US court.
Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for England duty this month even if he returns for his club.
Manchester United rekindle Vidal interest, Liverpool ponder Higuain bid, Newcastle line up Moyes to replace Pardew, plus more.
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October.
An injured Spanish caver who was trapped in a 400m deep cave in north-eastern Peru for 12 days has been rescued.
Daniel Crespo, mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, was shot dead and his wife taken into custody following an argument at the couple's home.
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross say they have found a body in a west London river.
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
Norway's master of surprises takes the helm