More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.
Overweight people who struggle to shed the pounds should be given incentives to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle, Conservative minister Claire Perry has said.
The European Union is to review its policy towards neighbouring nations amid criticism of its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
A Londonderry man who was jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend has his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal in Dublin.
EU governments defy the European Parliament by deciding that roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain at least until the end of 2018.
The US justice department has said it will not charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.
Three men deny carrying out sex assaults on boys for more than 30 years at a school for vulnerable children where "abuse was the norm".
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Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.
BBC radio presenter Nihal criticises diversity at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, claiming "nothing has changed" since Greg Dyke called the BBC "hideously white" in 2001.
Former Blackburn Rovers defender and Scotland international Colin Hendry contests a driving ban on the grounds he has a "rare metabolism", a court hears.
A High Court injunction stops an award of £20,000 in damages to a convicted sex offender for featuring on a Facebook page set up to monitor alleged paedophiles.
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England begin their Cyprus Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Finland, but had Gemma Bonner sent off in the 89th minute.
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
The Manor Marussia team intend to return to Formula 1 in time for the start of the new season, their new boss says.
Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.
Young people at a west Wales children's home being investigated for historical child abuse felt their concerns would be ignored, a report says.