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Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes.
Fire crews save two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after tackling a major blaze.
Do repeated tests on primates make them depressed?
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.
Major road closures take place in and around Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.
An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.
Part of a prison officer's ear has been bitten off in an attack at Nottingham Prison, the BBC understands.
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.
The new chief executive of the company responsible for Hull's Cit of Culture programme has said that he is "terribly excited" about taking on the role.
Manchester United's £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
The volunteers keeping Glasgow's Games running smoothly