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More than 100 pets, including iguanas, a chameleon and 11 tortoises, are rescued by firefighters from a house fire in Southampton.
More than 8,200 people are expected to take part in Sunday's Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running.
The defection of Tory MP Mark Reckless to UKIP, and the resignation of his fellow Conservative Brooks Newmark from his ministerial post, make Sunday's headlines.
Belgian designer Xavier Bonte has built a pod that he believes could be the kitchen of the future.
South Africa's eminent poet and hip hop artist
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon pledges to work in good faith with the commission, set up to boost Holyrood's powers after the independence 'No' vote.
George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice
Narendra Modi uses his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council.
Meet the man with the soundtrack to Imran Khan's political campaign
Hollywood star George Clooney marries human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, in one of the most anticipated events of the showbusiness year.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says captain Wayne Rooney's red card against West Ham was the "right" decision.
Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark resigns as minister for civil society over allegations to be published in a Sunday newspaper.
If US captain Tom Watson can conjure a Ryder Cup comeback on Sunday, it would be his greatest golfing achievement, writes Tom Fordyce.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser earns Arsenal a point in an entertaining north London derby against Tottenham.
Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.
The Orange Order has said a crude device has partially exploded outside an Orange hall in County Armagh.
Captain Paul McGinley puts out a strong top order for Sunday's singles as Europe seek four points to retain the Ryder Cup.
A landmine kills at least 22 people travelling in a vehicle some 60km north-east of the capital of Guinea-Bissau, police say.
The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.
George Clooney's representative says the actor has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy.