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Global shares fall sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.
A 17-year-old girl and a first-year architecture student are killed in separate road collisions in Coleraine and Belfast.
Many motorists use their horns sparingly in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, to show support for a campaign to reduce noise levels and promote road courtesy, a BBC reporter says.
Police called to a report of a suspected escaped crocodile in a Plymouth garden discover it is an inflatable toy.
U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world
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The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper reports.
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Liberal Democrat MP and former minister Jeremy Browne announces he will stand down at the next general election.
The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.
The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, has joined Greece's campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.
American David Greenglass, involved in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War, died in July at 92, it is now reported.
Welfare minister Lord Freud apologises for "foolish and offensive" remarks about how much workers with disabilities should be paid amid calls for him to resign.
A woman who claimed the IRA forced her to confront her alleged rapist and forced her into silence has told of a meeting with Gerry Adams.
An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
A helicopter crash in northern Russia in which two Britons died was "quite extraordinary", an inquest into their deaths hears.
A grandmother wrongly jailed for taking a legal high into prison is considering a claim for compensation.
Scientists say they have treated a man for internet addiction disorder, allegedly brought on by over use of Google Glass - Rory Cellan-Jones gives his reaction.
David Cameron, during Prime Minister's Questions, pledges to do everything he can to keep the country safe from Ebola.