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The International Organization for Migration finds that a record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year.
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
Liverpool chase Hamsik, Hazard vows to stay at Chelsea, Valencia keen on Mata, Young could move from Old Trafford, plus more.
A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).
The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm is to star in the Christmas special of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
A search is under way for dozens of Mexican students after they clashed with police at a protest in the southern town of Iguala.
The trial of a Canadian man accused of killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures opens in Montreal.
German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unfit to play against former club Barcelona in the Champions League.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals from officials to leave.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is sworn in at a ceremony in Kabul.
Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds by her family, friends and civic dignitaries at a memorial service attended by hundreds.
Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.
Prosecutors say Radovan Karadzic was the driving force behind persecution of non-Serbs in the 1990s, as closing arguments are heard at his Hague trial.
A fire has broken out on a cross-Channel ferry, operator P&O has confirmed.
Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.