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Bombay Bicycle Club, Kate Tempest and FKA twigs are among the 12 acts celebrating after being nominated for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
The Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women have been opened by Prince Harry at the Olympic Park in London.
The Earth's protective ozone layer is starting to repair itself, according to a panel of United Nations scientists.
President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
Transformers star Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct over his disruption of a Broadway performance of Cabaret.
A young woman dies after a collision between two cars at a petrol station in Linwood.
Rotherham Council is to face an independent inspection following the report that revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town.
Spaceships from the new Star Wars film have been spotted by a man taking photos for a flying school.
Former Labour minister Jack Straw is to chair a committee to examine the future governance of the House of Commons amid a row over its new Clerk.
The Badger Trust wins permission to appeal against a ruling over the legality of the latest badger culls, which started on Monday.
A woman who died after being struck by a mountain bike during a race is described as "the most beautiful, loving daughter" by her father.
The Opening Ceremony for the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women begins at the Olympic Park in London.
Why three Google workers chose to live on the firm's US campus
A play written by comedian Lenny Henry, inspired by a Birmingham record shop, gets its premiere in the city.
Rory McIlroy is one of five players for whom victory at the Tour Championship would also secure the £6m FedEx Cup title.
A look at the 12 acts nominated for this year's prize
How serious is the NFL on violence against women?
Scottish Open champion Trish Johnson says she needs to "putt the best she can" to win this week's Evian Championship.
Administrators confirm the sale of Ferguson Shipbuilders at Port Glasgow to businessman Jim McColl's firm, Clyde Blowers Capital.
Ana Botin is appointed the new chair of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin.