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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
Five Chadian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali are killed in an attack in the northern Kidal region.
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
Tottenham begin their Europa League campaign with a spirited goalless draw against Group C rivals Partizan Belgrade.
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
Celtic are twice pegged back by Red Bull Salzburg in their Europa League Group D opener in Austria.
The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Malta turns away a ship travelling from Guinea over fears one person on board may be infected with the Ebola virus.
Jeremy Bowen asks who will fight IS on the ground
A man who was in the church hostel in Lagos which collapsed has credited a table with saving his life.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
Craig Bellamy rules himself out of the running for the manager's job at Cardiff City after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down.
France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.
A court in Nepal convicts one of the world's most notorious alleged con-men and serial killers, Charles Sobhraj, of a second murder.