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Greece's new EDT public TV begins news broadcasts, after the previous state broadcaster, ERT, closed in June with the loss of all 2,700 jobs.
South Africa's police arrest six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring, a spokesman says.
More than 50 firefighters work through the night tackling a huge fire at a Greater Manchester recycling plant.
Decision that saved woman in Bihar train horror
Brazilian health officials ban a batch of Mexican-made Heinz tomato ketchup after traces of rodent fur are detected.
Ted Post, the veteran US film and TV director who worked with Clint Eastwood on Hang 'Em High and Magnum Force, dies in Los Angeles aged 95.
Poor weather in Europe and the US contributes to a fall in profits at Heineken, the world's third-largest brewer.
Two women from the UK arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling are formally charged and face a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted.
At least 21 construction workers are killed by flash flooding in a remote part of Qinghai province in north-west China, state media report.
Lloyds Banking Group sells off some £500m in assets, including German life insurer Heidelberger Leben, as it seeks to meet tougher regulatory requirements.
Alastair Cook says he is thrilled at the prospect of being the next England captain to lift the Ashes urn as his side chase a 4-0 win.
Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the 'Queen of the Pacific' because of her alleged links to the drugs trade has been arrested in Mexico.
Famous courtroom showdowns of China's Communist Party
India's central bank says it will inject 80bn rupees ($1.3bn; £750m) into the country's banking system by buying long-term government bonds.