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Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
Is Osborne right that a smaller state means a richer UK?
News images from around the world: 29 September
Osborne aims to put Labour on spot with benefits and tax moves
A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers
Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani is set to be inaugurated in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul.
The results of an inquiry looking into what contact police had with a man who later shot his estranged wife dead are due out on Monday.
Most of Monday's press lead with news of a £150m "pre-election tax sweetener" to be unveiled by George Osborne at the Conservative Party conference.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.
A charity has developed a range of meat products made from the iconic Dartmoor Pony, in what it says is a bid to save the species.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will focus on the former De La Salle Boy's Home at Rubane House in Kircubbin when it resumes in Banbridge on Monday.
Rescue teams in Japan resume their search for survivors of the volcanic eruption at Mount Ontake on Saturday.
There has been continuing unrest in Hong Kong as thousands of pro-democracy campaigners continue their stand off with riot police in the central and financial districts of the city.
The imprisoned former chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is to appeal against her sentence, her party says.
The Xbox gaming console officially goes on sale in China for the first time, but its manufacturer Microsoft may face tough competition.
Standard Chartered and other lenders have suspended some of their operations in Hong Kong following pro-democracy protests.
The family of a teacher stabbed to death at her Leeds school describe her as a "dedicated wife" and "natural mother", ahead of a public memorial service.
NY star treatment for Indian PM