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Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
More than a hundred people are known to have died in Nepal in recent flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain in the area.
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
Cardiff City call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over the LMA's defence of Malky Mackay.
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.
A writer's tale of being a drinker in Kerala
An Irishman who died after recently returning from Sierra Leone did not have the Ebola virus, health authorities have confirmed.
A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.
Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.
Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group.
Forces hope Miss Uganda will boost agriculture.
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two-year ban after her B sample drugs test came back positive.
Bernie Ecclestone tells the BBC he wants to run Formula 1 for as long as he can after paying £60m to end a bribery trial.
Cristiano Ronaldo may start for Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti says.
France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.