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A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters carry out two attacks in central and eastern Afghanistan, killing at least four Afghan soldiers.
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
Four goals in a breathless final eight minutes sees Liverpool clinch a dramatic win over QPR who remain bottom.
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.
North and South Korea briefly exchange gunfire over their heavily fortified border, in the second such incident in over a week, officials say.
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.
The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on why pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong see the Mong Kok district as key to their movement.
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".
The 34th Beijing International Marathon goes ahead despite concerns about "hazardous" air quality, with many runners resorting to wearing face masks.
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United.
People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Rescue teams in Nepal say there are no trekkers left stranded, after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm.
Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq during the summer, people from Christian communities were threatened with death if they refused to convert to Islam.