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The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.
A one-eyed cat which has spent most of his life living on the docks in County Durham is awarded Cat of the Year.
People living next to a mountain of waste in Bromley have said not enough has been done to reduce the huge mound which they say smells like "rotten corpses".
A 53-year-old man who was arrested by police investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 is released without charge.
The World Health Organisation says a co-ordinated international response can stop the spread of Ebola, as it declares the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency.
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.
Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
A British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.
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