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A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.
Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.
Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
The Metropolitan Police has put a £250m price tag on its famous London headquarters, New Scotland Yard.
The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.
Residents from the areas close to Heathrow airport have mixed views on the possibility of further expansion.
The US ambassador to London is fed up of being served the dish. Do Britons have an exceptional taste for it?
Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.
News images from around the world: 2 September
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market