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UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
Will Pakistan censor this actress's kiss with an Indian star?
A fashion designer in Hong Kong has challenged traditional ways to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl last seen on the Isle of Wight in the company of a 33-year-old man.
Israel and Palestinian factions accept a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, clearing the way for more talks in Egypt.
Does Obama have a long term strategy, asks Nick Childs
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska wins her 14th career title at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, beating Venus Williams 6-4 6-2.
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung
US forces carry out strikes around the Kurdish controlled city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge.
Two people have a lucky escape after strong winds bring down trees in East Yorkshire hitting roofs and a taxi.
England's Stuart Broad may wear a protective mask to play in the final Test against India after suffering a broken nose.
Castleford Tigers outplay Widnes Vikings in the Challenge Cup semis to reach Wembley for the first time in 22 years.
Voting ends in Turkey first direct presidential election, as Mark Lowen reports.
The UK is to "step up" aid supplies and send more "humanitarian advisers" to parts of Iraq under threat from Islamist militants, Downing Street says.
Ukraine's military pounds the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk city, amid reports that a humanitarian mission could be allowed in.
Iraq needs a "broad unity government" if it is to halt the advance of Islamist militants, warns the French foreign minister, who is in Baghdad.
Thousands of members of the Yazidi religious minority are trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq after fleeing from Islamist militants. The Telegraph's Jonathan Krohn is on the mountain.
Aaron Ramsey doubles Arsenal's lead against Manchester City in the Community Shield, making it 2-0 before half-time.
Legia Warsaw ask Celtic for a "meeting" to decide which side should progress to the Champions League play-off round.