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The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
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Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
Hopes are fading for victims of a landslide which may have buried more than 100 people at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka.
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".