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Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
The South Asian Football Federation Championship is taking place in Pakistan
A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.
Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions as he puts down a title marker ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.
One of the most senior figures in the Sri Lankan government announces that he is to stand against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections.
The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan accuses Wigan counterpart Dave Whelan of being a racist following several controversial comments.
The PFA hopes Ched Evans will be "given an opportunity at another club" after Sheffield United withdraw training offer.
Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
The People's Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate by 0.25% to try to revive the flagging economy
Barack Obama uses executive powers to force through immigration reform, removing the threat of deportation for roughly four million people.
A large fire engulfed a factory in western Sydney, Australia, forcing some residents to move from the area.
Stunning Oman beauty spots in a region marked by turbulence
Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.
Steve Smith hits a century as Australia beat South Africa by three wickets to win the one-day series with a match to spare.
A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.