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An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.
A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.
China's Peng Shuai reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic in straight sets.
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is doubtful for England's friendly against Norway, while Newcastle's Jack Colback will not play.
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.