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South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, donates $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus.
A 75-year-old woman who had £10,000 worth of jewellery stolen from her house gives £20 to the burglar who wrote her an apology letter.
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US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.
The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.
As the Fed Reserve ends quantitative easing, those who prophesied that these trillions of dollars of debt purchases would spark uncontrollable inflation have been proved wrong. But QE could still prove toxic.
The owner of a jewellery business says its Pandora Christmas collection has been stolen during a burglary in Craigavon, County Armagh.
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.
A 21-year-old man is arrested and charged with attempted murder after a 20-year-old was hit by a car in Grangemouth.
A doctor's right to refuse to treat
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hints Gareth Bale could return from injury in time to play for Wales against Belgium.
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.
Critics may already be writing off Obama's presidency - but he still has much to offer in the years to come, says John Simpson.
The story behind an image of two members of the Secret Service agents in Chicago, USA.
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.
Mexicans share portraits of kidnapped students
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.