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World number three Maria Sharapova pulls out of the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.
Passengers are facing Bank Holiday delays at the port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of a dissolved ferry company.
Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.
Advice to boil water before drinking it has now been lifted in more than half of the affected homes in Lancashire.
England women come from 2-0 down before beating the Netherlands on penalties to win the EuroHockey Championships.
Crowds of people descend on Notting Hill Carnival as hundreds of youngsters taken part in the Children's Day procession.
The International Chamber of Commerce rules that VW should sell its stake in Suzuki, ending a four-year dispute between over their failed partnership.
Swansea recover from a goal down as Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis inflict Manchester United's first loss of the season.
Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.
American sprinter Justin Gatlin has said sorry for previous doping offences, according to his agent Renaldo Nehemiah.
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.
Manchester City sign midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg on a six-year contract for a club-record fee of £55m.
The abuse of tipping by restaurants is to be the subject of an investigation launched by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
Former Olympic champion Darren Campbell says the GB men's relay team should have their funding cut after their latest failure.
Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.
Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.
Notting Hill transformed into riot of colour and sound for carnival
Reading Festival organisers confirm that DJ Evian Christ won't be playing his Reading set on Sunday.
An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.