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Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.
Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring
Holders Manchester City are knocked out of the League Cup as Newcastle earn their first win in 12 attempts at the Etihad.
England bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson say they are saddened by Kevin Pietersen's claims of a bullying culture.
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
Two RAF jets create a sonic boom as they intercept a Latvian cargo plane over Kent and accompany it to Stansted Airport.
Hidden camera captures the street harassment women face
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by the Kilauea volcano are evacuated from their homes as lava hits the first houses in its way.
Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.
Chile allows first medical marijuana plant