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The family of murdered aid worker Alan Henning say they are struggling to understand his death, ahead of a memorial service.
Some of the best Scrabble players from over 120 countries are in London competing to become World Champion and win a share of the prize money.
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.
Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics
The first group of NHS medical staff are due to travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to help the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.
Human rights group Amnesty International has released software to stop governments learning secrets from your computer.
Ed Miliband insists Labour remains the party of working people while accepting one of his MPs was disrespectful to them.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts.
Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.
US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State.
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.
Activists from the Occupy London protest group are stopped by police from setting up a camp on Parliament Square.
Heavy drinking, a jealous husband and Under Milk Wood
The blind revolutionary nobody remembers
Voters are to go to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.
The web's ironic take on what Russians think
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.