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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling rejects Labour claims of a crisis in the prisons system.
News images from around the world: 9 September
Film critic Christian Blauvelt and entertainment reporter Emma Jones chat with Tom Brook about highlights of this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
Nick Robinson on David Cameron and Ed Miliband agreement to miss their weekly clash to travel to Scotland.
Former Booker winner Howard Jacobson is among the three British writers, two Americans and an Australian to make this year's shortlist.
A woman, Reefat Drabu, who escaped flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir says people were given no warning they should evacuate the area.
England has a relatively new breed of schools called University Technical Colleges with their unique form of funding.
A design for a home anchored to a sheer cliff face offers a striking vista. But what would it take to live in such a place, asks Jon Kelly.
Police in Yemen shoot at anti-government Shia protesters in capital, Sanaa, killing at least four people, witnesses say.
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet says a bomb attack which left 14 people injured in the capital Santiago was a "cowardly act of terrorism".
A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say
The director of the East Belfast Mission - the church group behind the Skainos social enterprise centre in east Belfast - is dismissed for gross misconduct after allegedly making false travel expenses.
The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has passed 375 as authorities struggle to rescue hundreds of thousands of stranded people.
A west Belfast family whose grandmother died in a fire at a residential care home fire in 2012 are disappointed that the new managers of the home broke fire regulations in an inspection, just two years after the pensioner died.
The "neck-and-neck" race between the yes and no camps in Scotland, and news of the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy dominates Tuesday's headlines.
A man has been killed in a suspected shark attack off a beach in Australia's Byron Bay, officials say.
Four Peruvian anti-logging activists and tribal leaders have been killed by suspected illegal loggers, officials say.
Tens of thousands of people lined the banks of the Qiantang River in China on Monday to watch the world-famous tidal bore.
Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013 say the World Meteorological Organisation.
The US hails the new Iraqi government ahead of a trip by Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to shore up support against IS.