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A murder investigation is under way after a man was shot dead outside a takeaway on South Tyneside.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri triple the number of black city councillors in the first poll since an unarmed black teenager was killed by police.
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
The authorities in the US state of South Carolina have charged a white police officer with murder after he shot dead a black man, Walter Scott, who appeared to be running away from him.
Sim Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent in the NBA, playing 16 seconds for Sacramento Kings.
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.
The man who died when his light aircraft crash landed at Newtownards Airfield in County Down on Tuesday has been named locally as Stephen McKnight.
England full-back Sam Tomkins will leave New Zealand and return to Super League because of homesickness.
The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a critical time for Athens.
Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Easyjet cancel flights on Wednesday as a result of planned industrial action by French air traffic controllers.
A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.
Classroom standards could be hit if more attention is not given to keeping supply teachers up to date with the latest training, warns a union.
The care given to an 86-year-old woman who waited six hours to see a doctor after having a stroke in hospital was inadequate, an ombudsman rules.
Japan's shares close in on a 15-year high after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase program in an effort to boost the economy.
Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.
Passport checks on all travellers leaving the UK are being phased in at ports and borders, as government legislation comes into effect.
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.