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Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.
Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
The US space agency Nasa has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build a new generation of spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
The developers of a tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth sign a deal to sell electricity generated by the project.
Newcastle and Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he had a testicle removed after being diagnosed with cancer.
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Ospreys join Cardiff Blues in monitoring Leigh Halfpenny after Toulon president raises questions over the player's contract.
Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory.
An estate agent is sacked after apparently being caught on camera stealing a bar of chocolate while showing a client around a flat.
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
Two men die as a helicopter on its way to Humberside Airport crashes into the sea off the East Yorkshire coast.
A father and son forced a vulnerable man to work 15-hour-days unpaid at their farm every day for 13 years, a court hears.
A sound piece, a 75-second description of a Roman pot, wins a prestigious prize for drawing for the first time in its 20-year history.