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Ukraine rebels to get self-rule
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to rebel-controlled regions in the east and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
First US strike under new IS plan
The US has carried out an air strike in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.
Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge
The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision".
Deadly shooting at Copenhagen court
One person has been shot dead and another wounded at a court building in Copenhagen, Danish police say.
Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide
A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.
Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.
Police to probe actress handcuffing
Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
Climate change remedies 'affordable'
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.
Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato soldiers and injuring at least 16 civilians.
Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
Six police killed in Egypt bombing
Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
French PM faces confidence vote
Prime Minister Manuel Valls will try to persuade France's National Assembly to back his deeply unpopular government, in a key vote of confidence.
VIDEO: Ivory Coast's homegrown tablet
How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.
VIDEO: Why are London pavements exploding?
Two van drivers had a lucky escape after a pavement explosion in central London which was caught on CCTV.
VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen
Europe's Rosetta mission team, which aims to touch down on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what they think is the safest place to land a small robot craft.
VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone
Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India.
VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice
From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future.
VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday
Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London.
Goldfish has brain operation
An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.
Seven truly shocking sports strips
Newsbeat takes a look at some of the worst kits worn by teams through the years after the Colombian cycling team caused quite a stir with their latest strip.
Russian rouble falls to new low
The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
Alibaba raises price of share sale
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).
Apple releases U2 album removal tool
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
Clooney to receive honorary Globe
US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.
Cat Stevens to play US concerts
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.
Red card for 'greenest' government
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.
US gas leaks not caused by fracking
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
Call for further cut in sugar intake
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's'
A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage.
Gerrard 'craves' Champions League
Steven Gerrard has been "almost jealous" after watching rivals in the Champions League during Liverpool's five-year absence.
Hamilton & Rosberg 'like enemies'
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reveals to Andrew Benson the extent of the rivalry between team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The photographer who rejected racism
Hugh Mangum, a photographer from North Carolina, defied racial segregation in the early 1900s and opened up his studio to people from all walks of life
The memory of hell among the sunflowers
When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, rescue workers, local residents and journalists rushed to the site - what they saw had a deep and lasting impact.
Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.
'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.
Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'
About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.
Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
Egypt activist to be freed on bail
An Egyptian court orders the release on bail of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah.
US plan to stop homegrown jihadists
The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.
PCC resigns over child abuse scandal
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
Sighting of missing girl's rucksack
Police investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say there has been a new sighting of her rucksack.
Passport delay victims 'need refund'
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.
Day in pictures: 15 September
News images from around the world: 15 September
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Yes and No campaigns in the final weekend
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Oxford hosts photography festival
Oxford's first international photography festival
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Day in pictures: 12 September
News images from around the world: 12 September
Debatable Land
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In pictures: Richard Kiel
Life and career of actor Richard Kiel
The church described as a 'symbol of evil'
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?
VIDEO: What the clothes in your wardrobe say about you
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The Bollywood actresses speaking out on sexism
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'Deadbeat' shaming on Facebook
The controversial Facebook group that shames Kenyan parents
Build your Martian dream home
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Seven amazing Minecraft creations
Seven of the most eye-popping Minecraft creations
Is New Zealand's political cycle too short?
Is three years too little time between elections?
Can EU-Ukraine trade pact survive Russian pressure?
Will Russian pressure be too much, asks Laurence Peter
Clinton tests out the political waters
What top diplomat job taught Clinton about US politics