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Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
It is just two weeks until Scotland's referendum on independence, but it is not the first time a vote has been held on the nation's constitutional future.
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
A 91-year-old man dies in house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.
Clacton by-election to be held on 9 October, Conservative Party says
A controversial new restriction on cars in Glasgow earns the city council at least £800,000 in just two months.
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
Charles Bronson has a further two year jail term added to his life sentence for holding a prison governor in a headlock and punching him several times.
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
A teenager seriously injured when he was knocked off his bike a year ago has recovered enough to go home.
A joint session of parliament begins in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.