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Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.
The BBC's Paul Wood says it is too early to say whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.
The US opera star, Licia Albanese, who was one of the most admired sopranos of the 1940s and 50s, dies in New York aged 105.
Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
A fast-moving wildfire sweeps across the Angeles National Forest in southern California in the United States.
The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, as the US and South Korea begin major military exercises.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.
India are punished for a slow over-rate during their innings defeat by England in fifth Test at The Oval.
Monarch Airlines may cut as many as 1,000 jobs as part of a major strategic review that aims to cuts costs and may lead to the end of long haul flights.
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
The "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion in the Republic of Ireland was reportedly a victim of rape.
The live action revival of the 1980s cartoon reptiles tops the North American box office for a second consecutive week.
Russia's foreign minister says there is now full agreement to let Russian humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine - but no deal on a ceasefire.
Twenty-three people have been rescued but two remain missing after a boat carrying foreign tourists sank in eastern Indonesia.