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Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.
The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.
The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes
The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.
...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out
Why stability is all most Pakistanis really want
Rescue workers in Nicaragua are trying to reach at least 24 workers trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in the north of the country.
The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.
Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.