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The mother of US hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig has appealed to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) militants via Twitter to discuss her son's fate.
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Uruguay receives the fist Syrian refugees and promises to cover the cost of a two-year resettlement programme.
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan threatens to sue a website that listed him as one of Africa's 10 richest leaders, with a net worth of about $100m.
Will it make a difference in the UK?
A former RAF intelligence officer has been convicted of a series of sexual assaults on children, dating back more than three decades.
Heavy gunfire and explosions are heard in the capital of the Central African Republic, amid growing tension between rival militias.
A man who sold drugs running a "legal high" website which earned him £2.5m is jailed for 10 years.
The Dutch foreign minister says a victim of the east Ukraine air disaster was found wearing an oxygen mask, suggesting not everyone died instantly.
French author Patrick Modiano, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.
Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
At least 67 people have been killed in two suicide bomb attacks on a protest in Yemen's capital Sanaa and on an army checkpoint in the country's east.
A missing Australian woman has survived 17 days lost in the northern Queensland bush, local reports say. Here's a quick look at the story.
A prayer vigil has been held for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US who died on Wednesday.
Expectations that Turkey will lead a ground operation against Islamic State in Syria on its own are "not realistic", its foreign minister says.
Danny Savage goes to a supplies distribution centre in Hull to find out exactly how robust protective suits are in the fight against Ebola.
Staff at Cheshire Constabulary's "mane" headquarters received a surprise four-legged visitor, leaving front desk staff with a mare on their hands.
Schools in England will face more regular, light-touch inspections, but unannounced inspections will not become standard, says Ofsted.
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