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David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State.
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A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins says his form is "better than ever" as he targets a first world time trial title.
An Ofsted investigation rejects claims academies had unfair warnings of inspections, but says an email with a schedule had been mistakenly sent.
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead the way with four nominations each for this year's Mobo Awards.
Ed Miliband's speech is peppered with references to people he has met recently, including apprentice Elizabeth.
The future of children's cardiac surgery at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital is in serious doubt, as outgoing Health Minister Edwin Poots reveals an expert review has recommended the service moves to Dublin.
Three Palestinian survivors of a refugee boat sinking have told the BBC they saw people smugglers deliberately ram the boat, and then chop the hands off those who clung to the sides of the vessel.
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.
The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.
Organisers of the Royal Highland Show face trial over alleged safety breaches, including an incident which resulted in a young boy's death.
The mother-in-law of the main suspect in the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross has told the BBC she hopes Arnis Zalkalns will be caught soon.
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Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown is handed a parking ticket at a hospital minutes after handing over a £5,000 cheque to help cancer patients.
A scheme aimed at getting subsidised fast broadband out to businesses is to be overhauled following low take-up.
Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
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The World Health Organization has warned the number of people with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by November if swift action is not taken now.