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A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.
A gardener dies after being impaled on spiked railings while pruning a fir tree.
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
Social media's use ahead of the independence referendum
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
One of the women who accused Lord Rennard of harassment said she is "flabbergasted but really not that surprised" that his membership suspension has been lifted.
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
First Minister Alex Salmond announces trains will run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015.
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
The times people are deliberately kept waiting
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
A senior Welsh Lib Dem who claims she was harassed by Lord Rennard says her party should be "ashamed" over lifting his membership suspension.
Arsene Wenger describes the decision to send off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League draw at Besiktas as "unbelievable".
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.
A deported Lithuanian burglar is caught and re-jailed after returning to Peterborough to retrieve stolen jewellery he had hidden under floorboards.
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.