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US actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his roles in the 1980s film comedy Mannequin and the US show Designing Women, dies aged 67.
Dutch plane operator KLM apologises for sending out tweet making a joke out of Mexico's defeat to the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Jihadist militant group Isis declares the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the North American box office and scores the biggest opening weekend of the year so far.
At least 17 people are now known to have died when a building collapsed in the southern Indian city of Chennai, but rescuers are still finding survivors in the rubble.
Australia and New Zealand announce plans to stage the first day-night Test match with a pink ball in 2015.
Tens of thousands in Costa Rica celebrate the national team's dramatic qualification for the quarter-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil.
Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
The European Commission approves a request from Bulgaria to provide funding for its banks following a suspected plot to undermine the banking system.
Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman is "no longer" in the biopic film about R&B star Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001.
North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".
The general secretary of Unite says it wants to make sure Labour has enough money to mount a strong election campaign against the Conservatives.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.
One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped aside after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church says.
India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.
The singer's album is the fastest-selling record of the year as it goes in at the top of the Official Album Chart.
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.